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James Curley

James Curley

Americana / Singer Songwriter / Folk Chicago, IL  US
Halleluiah, You Never Know
Halleluiah, You Never Know
There Used To Be A Train
There Used To Be A Train
A Townes Van Zandt Song
A Townes Van Zandt Song
Darwin's Tribe
Darwin's Tribe


Never Been To Memphis


  • 2015

    Apr 13

    Chicago, IL, US | 8:00pm

    Songwriters In the Round series, and I'm hosting (and performing) the month of April! 4/13 lineup includes James Curley, Jim Green, and Laura Glyda! $7, 8pm to 10pm, more info at http://suefink.com/special.html Reservations in the music room strongly suggested, 773.465.9801 for more info. Please note, this is UG's DEVON location, 1401 W. Devon Ave. in Chicago.

  • 2015

    Apr 13

    Chicago, IL, US | 7:30pm

    Uncommon Ground has been hosting Songwriter In-the-Rounds most Mondays since 2014, w/a different host each month. Reservations *strongly* suggested, 773.465.9801 Lineups listed below, with FULL descriptions & links to all the amazing artists at this link: http://suefink.com/special.html Only $7 to hear 4 songwriters each night, sharing their songs, stories, and inspirations! * Monday, 4/13: James Curley, Jim Green, Laura Glyda, Sue Fink

  • 2015

    Feb 27

    Chicago, IL, US | 9:00pm

    Make reservations by calling the Uncommon Ground at 773-465-9801

  • 2015

    Feb 27

    Chicago, IL, US | 9:00pm

    Three top Chicago songwriters in the same place for the same show: David Hawkins, Donna Adler, & James Curley

  • 2014

    Jun 15

    Berwyn, IL, US | 7:00pm

    Debut Show for James Curley & The Next Little Thing, featuring Melanie Budd, Ben Lansing, George Callobre and Ross Rutherford. Award winning songwriter Dan Weber opens.


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  • ALYSON (Artist)
  • Billy Lee (Artist)
    Billy Lee
    Greetings! I'm really enjoying your music, especially "Darwin's Tribe"!! Great vibe and sound! Keep up the great work and be sure to check my profile and leave a comment about my music :)
  • GENE LUBIN & The Lawless Kind (Artist)
    GENE LUBIN & The Lawless Kind
    Thanks, James. It is quite an honor to be "fanned" by someone of your stature in the Chicago music community. All the best.
  • BadgerStatic (Artist)
    Creative work and sound! Best of luck to you! http://www.facebook.com/Badgerstatic
  • Mark Vee (Artist)
    Mark Vee
    Great stuff! Don't mind any "reviewer's" comments. Music is Music. You got that down!
  • JGoth (Artist)
    Nice tracks! If ya get a chance check mine out, love any input back


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Sounds Like: John Prine, Jackson Browne, Richard Thompson - RT, Bruce Cockburn, Steve Earle

Label: Sidewalking Crab Records

Manager: Self

Bio: "The Best Damn Writer/Songsinger You Never Heard."
James Curley began writing songs in the mid 1970s in his native Philadelphia, influenced mainly by trips to the Philadelphia Folk Festival and to local clubs like The Main Point, Grendel's Lair and others. He appeared as a solo songwriter back th...See Full Bio

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