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This item is in stock.
Titles by this Artist: CURIOS, THE
Titles by this Label: REF-Reference Recordings
Catalog #: 701
Released: 9/14/2010
List Price: $16.49
Allegro Price: $13.19  20% OFF
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# Units: 1
UPC: 030911170127
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The Curios play hyphen-music: freak-folk-funk-psychedelic-cabaret, a juicy blend of mystery-rich, textural grooves and cliché-free lyrics, alternately abstract and narrative.

Item Details
• Award-winning singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Nancy Hall and Lee Parvin are the creative core of The Curios.
• Their song “Hope for the Modern Man” won in the folk category of the first-ever John Lennon Songwriting contest, of which Ani Difranco was a judge.
• A song from Pillow Book has moved into regular rotation as a “new favorite release” on the Acoustic Sunrise program on San Francisco’s popular radio station KFOG. Their debut album Everything Knows You was voted a “Best Of” by the same show.
• Nancy Hall is a background singer with Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and has toured around the world with them as well as with Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams.
• Multi-talented keyboard artist, songwriter, and recording engineer Lee Parvin has recorded many greats in his own studio, including Taj Mahal, Michael Bloomfield, Mark Naftalin, Frank Wakefield, Merle Saunders, Daniel Castro, David Grisman, and Kitka.
• Acoustic bass player Jim Kerwin was a full-time member of the David Grisman Quartet for 24 years, and has had the opportunity to play and record with Sven Assmussen, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Del McCoury, Stephane Grappelli, and Jerry Garcia. To date he has played bass on six Grammy-nominated recordings.
• Elegant, eco-friendly six-panel digipak with gorgeous original art by Andrew Leone.

Featured Artists
Nancy Hall: vocals, acoustic guitar, dulcimer, ukulele, glockenspiel, drums, percussion, piano
Lee Parvin: vocals, piano, Hammond B3, mellotron, Wurlitzer, accordion, harmonica
Marc Games: acoustic & electric guitars, banjo, bass
James Kerwin: acoustic bass

Track Listing
Sweetness • Always Be Your Girl •  Meanstreak (The Knife-Thrower’s Wife) • Hollow • Cherries on the Ground • Beautiful • Commit  • Trampoline • Harbor • Sailor on a Windless Sea • Man With a Megaphone • Empty • Pickle • Fortress  • Back in Spades

Press Quotes
“One of the three highest-reacting artists we’ve had in our history.” — Rosalie Howarth, KFOG Program Director

“A wonderfully eclectic, quirky, and beautifully complex musical universe.” — Northern California Songwriter

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Track Preview 1. Sweetness
Track Preview 2. Always Be Your Girl
Track Preview 3. Meanstreak (The Knife-Thr
Track Preview 4. Hollow
Track Preview 5. Cherries on the Ground
Track Preview 6. Beautiful
Track Preview 7. Commit
Track Preview 8. Trampoline
Track Preview 9. Harbor
Track Preview 10. Sailor on a Windless Sea
Track Preview 11. Man with a Megaphone
Track Preview 12. Empty
Track Preview 13. Pickle
Track Preview 14. Fortress
Track Preview 15. Back in Spades



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