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The One and Only Nick Curran • 1977-2012

It is 6 October, one year since we lost Nick Curran, unquestionably one of the greatest of all time. In his memory, I present a couple of songs I recorded when Nick was touring with his band The Nite Lifes (Preston Hubbard and Damien Llanes). Enjoy!

True Love is Hard to Find – 2004-03-28, Appleton, WI:

Midnight – 2004-06-29, Madison, WI:

This one is from the last show I saw Nick play, this time with the all-star rock group Sorrow Jets. Here is Nick’s take on a Johnny Thunders classic (note my t-shirt in the photo below) .

Pirate Love – 2011-03-07, Green Bay, WI:

Keep Nick’s memory alive with T-shirts and patches available from Antone’s Record Shop – details here:

Nick Curran: Never forgotten!with nick


About mrtom1

More than a lifelong fan, I am a degenerate music fiend. I was a staff writer and contributing editor for the print version of Blues Revue for more than 15 years, and serve in the same capacity for the excellent new publication Blues Music Magazine ( I have contributed to the newsletters of the Golden Gate Blues Society and the Detroit Blues Society, and freelance, writing artist biographies, liner notes, and all types of promotional materials. I support the Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research ( and The Blues Foundation (, and encourage you to learn more about these important causes. Please support live music and buy CDs by your favorite artists! If you care to submit your CD, DVD/Blu-Ray, book, or other media for consideration and possible coverage, please contact me at tahyslop[AT]

3 responses to “The One and Only Nick Curran • 1977-2012

  1. Leslie ⋅

    THANK YOU for sharing. There’s nothing better than a live recording that captures these oh so special moments in our lives. He truly was a flash of brilliance that will live on in a lot of hearts for a long, long time.


  2. msz ⋅

    Many thanks for sharing! If You have more please post it! Nick Curran is the best, he will never be forgotten.


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