Tonight Curtis Grimes (www.curtisgrimes.com), who appeared on NBC’s “The Voice” (http://www.nbc.com/the-voice/artists/curtis-grimes/ )
is continuing his tour by appearing at the legendary Cheatham St Warehouse (www.cheathamstreet.com). Jason Bednorz and Pawn Shop Gold (www.jasonbednorz.com) will be opening the show around 9pm. Tickets are only $5, and the doors open at 8pm.
Curtis Grimes is a former college baseball player originally from Gilmer Texas. After a break up with his then fiancé, he started playing guitar and developed an interest in songwriting, teaching himself how to play on a used guitar that he purchased at a pawn shop. Grimes then headed to Texas State University in San Marcos. While there he fell under the influence of the Texas Country music scene. With legendary venues, like Cheatham St Warehouse so close, he was able to follow the Texas Country artists he looked up to.
After playing for friends and relatives at gatherings and parties, Grimes was hooked by the entertainment bug. He started playing acoustic shows at a couple of small venues, bars, and fraternity parties.
Things definitely picked up for after he won the Austin leg of Kenny Chesney’s The Next Big Star contest, getting the opportunity to open for Chesney at the Frank Erwin Center during his Poets and Pirates tour. Chesney also invited Curtis on stage for his encore.
Grimes continued to perform all over Texas and had the opportunity to play with artists such as Jack Ingram, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band, Leann Rimes, Josh Abbott, and Kevin Fowler to name a few.
In 2011, Grimes was asked to audition for the NBC Television show “The Voice”. He was then invited to Los Angeles to participate on the show and made it to the quarterfinals. The show, which was watched by over 15 million viewers during each episode, has opened even more doors for Curtis and he plans on taking advantage of every one of them.
Grimes has extended his fan base as a regular fixture on the Texas music scene. As he expands his sphere with performances around the state of Texas and beyond, Grimes and his band definitely have things looking up. His upcoming EP “Doin’ my time” which is scheduled for release on August 23, can be pre-ordered from his website. .
Jason Bednorz released “What You Never Said” in September of 2010, and has been playing shows with his band for a few months now. The band includes Russell Bisbey on lead guitar, Kevin Vogler on bass, and Javier Aguilar on drums. They play around the central Texas area often, at venues like Cheatham St and Billy’s Ice.
Tonight should be a great show, with two young songwriters backed by tight bands. Come out to see these two Texas music artists tonight, you won’t be sorry.