Monday, September 15, 2014

Roy Curry

"...a preternaturally gifted guitar player."  - Alan St. John, Clapton's Guitar

Roy Curry began playing guitar at the age of 11. His smooth, seemingly effortless flat picking skills and musical knowledge are a treat to observe. Roy makes his listeners forget the complexity that’s put into producing such amazing sounds on guitar and lets them be drawn in to the pleasing experience of his performances. Known internationally as one of the finest flat pickers in existence, he’s also highly respected locally and enjoys freelancing as well as playing electric guitar. His talent has won him 24 guitars so far, and he’s not done yet.

His accolades include having won the Winfield/Walnut Valley Festival’s National Flat Pick Guitar Contest three times; the New England Flat Picking Championship contest twice; Merlefest; Renofest; and the Wayne Henderson Guitar Contest twice (most recently in 2015). He is also the 2010 and 2014 Minnesota State Flat Picking Champion and the 2005 Tennessee State Flat Picking Champion. Roy has toured nationally with the Forester Sisters, and regionally with Danny Shirley (of Confederate Railroad fame), taught at Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp and was featured as the cover story in the Nov/Dec 2004 edition of Flat Picking Guitar Magazine.

Roy Curry has graced such respected stages as The Grand Ole Opry and the Kennedy Center.  He continues to be a force to reckon with in the flat picking world.

Roy’s CD “Flattop Specialist” has received favorable reviews from several highly respected guitar magazines.