Curtis McMurtry | Respectable Enemy

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Respectable Enemy

by Curtis McMurtry

An album about villains that think they're the victims.
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ghost in My Bed
3:11 $0.99
2. Foxhole
4:22 $0.99
3. Lonely in the Beehive
4:27 $0.99
4. Sparks in the Wind
4:40 $0.99
5. Eleanor's House
4:44 $0.99
6. Whiskey Sweat
4:44 $0.99
7. Down to the Wire
4:29 $0.99
8. Moriah
4:53 $0.99
9. Ezekiel
4:46 $0.99
10. Chaplinesque
4:04 $0.99
11. Gulf Road
5:15 $0.99
12. Isabel
3:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
"While most of Americana's modern practitioners are busy searching for another rough edge to sand down, Curtis McMurtry's debut is refreshingly unsymmetrical and beautiful. Like few songwriters his age, he truly understands what a big tent American music actually is." - Joe Pug

Though Curtis McMurtry is only 23 years of age, many of the characters in his songs seem to have given up on life decades ago. His debut solo album Respectable Enemy (due out August 2014) chronicles the narrations of unapologetically bitter individuals still haunted by the ghosts of lovers and friends they have long since driven away. Few other songwriters inhabit such lonely, spiteful people with such conviction. From the doomed narrator of "Foxhole" to the resigned nostalgia of "Eleanor's House" Curtis writes to break your heart into sharp, jagged pieces.

Curtis was born and raised in Austin, Texas and grew up listening to local songwriters like Matt The Electrician, Jon Dee Graham, and his father, James McMurtry. From 2009-2013 Curtis studied music composition at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, primarily writing contemporary chamber music for banjo and strings. In 2013, Curtis moved to Nashville to sharpen his songwriting skills by co-writing with veteran writers including Fred Koller and Guy Clark.



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