About Clinton Curtis
New York, NY
New York Songwriter and Musician, Clinton Curtis, grew up between the islands of Jamaica and Key West, the son of musicians and reggaehall owners. He gave up classical piano training early, and began performing on sidewalks, in bar rooms, and night clubs. He has worked as a pianist, guitarist, bassist, harmonicaist, organist, percussionist, classical singer and theater actor. In recent time he has been a native of everywhere, on the road in 46 or so states. He has performed in vaudeville houses, carnegie hall, outdoor beach shows, and The Vatican. He worked for a while through the south, and stowed away in Lake Charles, LA before catching rides home. Currently, he is a fixture in the downtown New York Club Scene, where he plays with a band that belongs on the other side of the Mason-Dixon: Featuring Justin Levine [vocals, Keys, Mandolin, Banjo] Arthur Sadowsky [Bass], Kevin Joaquin Garcia [Drums, Percussion], and Liana Stampur and Miss Elisabeth [Vocals]. The songs are Americana at the turn of this century, in the the spirit of the Macdougal and Bleeker writers, the Rhythm and Blues players of Los Angeles and Philadelphia, the great Reggae players, and the endless traveling musicians in every town in America.