Curtis’ Flying Dream is carpeted wall-to-wall by songs that explore the many shades of ‘love.’
This year Maine bred Catie Curtis celebrates quarter-of-a-century as a recording artist. Commencing with the self-released, cassette-only album Dandelion (1989), Curtis’ studio recordings have appeared on a slew of labels – Mongoose Music, Guardian, Rykodisc, Sam The Pug, Vanguard and since 2006, Nashville based Compass Records. The late 2012 release A Catie Curtis Christmas celebrated the launch of this, now, Boston based musician’s latest self-owned label. Flying Dream is the sophomore release from Catie Curtis Records.
Production of Curtis’ ten-song, fan funded Flying Dream is credited to Kristen Hall, founder and former alumni of Atlanta, Georgia band Sugarland. Their collaboration, additionally, stretched to half-a-dozen titles bearing the credit Curtis/Hall. For the recording sessions, Curtis (vocals, acoustic/12 string guitar) was aided at Boston’s intriguingly named Woolly Mammoth Sound Studio by past collaborator Duke Levine (acoustic/electric/classical guitar, manjo, mandolin), plus Jaime Edwards (B3 organ, piano, keyboards), Richard Gates (bass), Jim Gwim (drums) and Hall (backing vocals).