by Sad Man’s Tongue, Photos by Libero Api
In 2008 the already established Nick Curran would form his new band, “Nick Curran and the Lowlifes.” This is after HBO used four of his songs for their series “True Blood.” In 2010 Nick Curran released his fifth and final album, “Reform School Girl,”with the Lowlifes, which has been described as “Little Richard Meets The Ramones.” Later that year Nick was diagnosed with oral cancer, and as some of you already know passed away in early October of 2012.
There are many accolades of this performer from throughout the world about a musician who actually recorded four of his albums all using vintage recording equipment to achieve the sound of old 45 and 78 rpm records.
Our Photographer friend, Libero Api, was lucky enough to see Nick Curran and the Lowlifes play back in November of 2010 at “The Funhouse Tattoo Club,” in Italy. His experience as well as the photos are below.
by Libero Api, Featured Photographer, From Senigallia, Italy
Versatile and talented indiscriminately from rockabilly, R & B, and blues, Nick Curran is defined as the synthesis of Little Richard and T-Bone Walker in the 21stcentury.
Able to master of the roots of the music without any problems, able to renew a genre while respecting tradition. Nick played the classic R & B and jump blues in the late ’40s and early ’50s, but also offers original material, using vintage instruments. Offering a versatile artist and adrenaline pumping sound to the point that it is impossible to stand still during a concert!
I was there, and these are my photos of a great night of rockabilly …