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Listed as the #12 Best Boston Band among local royalty like the Dropkick Murphy's and Ronnie Earl, and added to the list of the Top 30 Roots/Soul Acts along with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Alabama Shakes, and to the Top 30 Vocalists with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Norah Jones, Susan Tedeschi and more by Alternate Root Magazine,
Gracie Curran & The High Falutin' Band have made quite an impression on the music scene.
Its only been shore three years since Curran, the 28 year old vocal powerhouse joined forces with Bassist Geoff Murfitt and Guitarist Tommy Carroll, the band has already earned respect among fans and musicians alike, sharing the stage with such lumanaries as Shemekia Copeland, Nick Moss, Roomful of Blues, Sugar Blue, Sax Gordon, Mike Welch, Tom Holland (James Cotton) and regularly appearing with guitar prodigy Lydia Warren.
Drummer Derek Bergman took over drumming duties for the High Falutin' Band and
they began to write and record their first album wokring with veteran producer Richard Rosenblatt,
Roomful of Blues Horn Players Mark Earley & Doug Woolverton, and key player Bruce Bears.
In 2012, Gracie & company won the Boston Blues Challenge and embarked on their second East Coast Tour, playing to packed houses in NYC, Philly, Washington DC, and highlighted by an appearance at the 2013 International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis, TN and it was there in Memphis that the band offically released their debut album "Proof of Love". The album is currently receiving rave reviews worldwide and is being heard on both coasts and in 4 countries. The band continues to pack venues and infuse festivals with its own brand of Blues & Soul.
Have you been High Falutin' lately? And if the answers no; then why not? Gracie, Geoff, Derek, and Tom found themselves asking these same questions. And with discovery of their lack of falutin-ness (if you will), there was only one thing they could do. Get High Falutin'!!! (you have to say it like "get HIGGHHHH (with you voice getting higher) falutin'!!" Noo, try it again, a little big higher on the "highhh" part... Yeah there you go! Alright. See doesn't it just feel better to say it that way? I know I feel better! We are not your average blues band... oh no. We take this ish to a whole notha level. We say things like "swell" and enjoy a thick moustache. We eat spaghetti with a fork... and a spoon. We play the blues like we are actually upset about something. And faster blues like we were upset, but have triumphed and now want to dance. Join us for an upcoming show, you'll be glad you did!