“Singer-songwriter-guitarist JT Curtis and his band 7th Sun have constructed a 10-track debut release that turns out to be a kind of "concept album," consisting of songs that question the authority of the status quo, and look to a re-awakening of the same sort of fellowship and forward movement that was felt back in the Sixties.


After a jazz-flavored instrumental overture entitled “Courage in B Minor,” the title track thrums with a vibration that seems to be re-“discovered” by every waking wave of young dreamers. The Woodstock Generation sang of “getting back to the Garden,” not so far from where JT Curtis might seek to start. “From the Beginning” is a rocking disk, courtesy of a band that includes bassist Adam Kury, who also adds vocals, along with drummer Stephen Quadros and keyboardist Michael Russeck, plus contributing guitarists Jason Land and Ron Scalera.


After an earnest exhortation to “get it right... from the beginning,” “New Generation” extends that theme, coming alive with honky-tonk piano and gritty slide guitar leads. “Fields of Fire” elicits a soft, dreamy vibe, while “Hard and Slow” ultimately hits the listener with an assault that ends up hard and fast. “Big Man” is patently political, containing a taste of “Taps” for subjective interpretation. A reprise of “From the Beginning” jams with a driving, bob-along urgency, heading into the swampy, bass-heavy surge of “This Is Not the End,” which includes a dynamic drum solo. And then, “Get Together” ties together all the thematic threads explored throughout the preceding songs, all of which, one realizes, were message songs, spurring yet another listen, to glean all the meaning.


JT Curtis might not have the strongest or most far-ranging voice around, but he surely has one of the more sincere, and what he has to say is well worth listening to.”


    ~Rob Swick: All Access Magazine~

      December 4th 2008

FROM THE BEGINNING


COURAGE IN B MINOR

FROM THE BEGINNING

NEW GENERATION

FIELDS OF FIRE

MY TIME
HARD AND SLOW

BIG MAN

FROM THE BEGINNING (REPRISE)

THIS IS NOT THE END

GET TOGETHER


All songs by JT Curtis

Except 2, 5, 6, 7 by JT Cutis / Colin Cronin

4 & 9 by Curtis / Kury / Quadros / Russeck

©2008 JTCurtismusic all rights reserved

7th SUN

JT CURTIS - Guitars, Lead Vocals, Piano

ADAM KURY - Bass, Vocals
STEPHEN QUADROS - Drums, Percussion, Vocals

MICHEAL RUSSECK - Keyboards, Vocals

RON SCALERA - Guitar (Right) on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 & 8

JASON LAND - Guitar (Right) on tracks 3, 7 & 9

BECKY CURTIS - Backup Vocals on tracks 2, 5, 6, 8 & 10


Produced by JT Curtis ©2008

Recorded at Johnny’s Room, Los Angeles

Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by John “JT the Other” Thomas

Track 3 Mixed at The Lair, Los Angeles by Larry Goetz

Additional Mixing by JT Curtis, Adam Kury, and Jason Land

Album Graphics by Jon Lee / Photography by Keith Berson

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BEST INDEPENDENT CD 2008

Nominated by South Bay Music Awards