Listed as the #12 Best Boston Band among local royalty like the Dropkick Murphy’s and Ronnie Earl, added to the list of the Top 30 Roots/Soul Acts along with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Alabama Shakes, and included on the list of the Top 30 Vocalists with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, and more by Alternate Root Magazine, Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band have earned their reputation for jaw dropping Blues & Soul.
In the three years since the 28 year old vocal powerhouse joined forces with Bassist Geoff Murfitt and Guitarist Tommy Carroll, the band has exploded onto the scene, 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 in 2012 and the band continued to write and record their first album. Gracie and company called upon veteran producer Richard Rosenblatt, legendary Roomful of Blues Horn Players Mark Earley & Doug Woolverton, and phenom keys player Bruce Bears to complete the High Falutin’ sound. In 2012, Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band 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. 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 radios on both coasts and in 4 countries as the band continues to tour and infuse festivals with their amazing live show and soulful sound.
Can I get an AMEN! Gracie Curran and her mates, The High Falutin’ Band have been touring around New England and up and down the East Coast for a couple years now. They’ve shared the limelight with some notable luminaries including Shemekia Copeland,Toni Lynn Washington and Sugar Blue and took home the prize as Boston’s Best Blues Band in 2012. Their debut album, Proof of Love, tears open your chest and breathes into your soul with a baptism of raw power and emotion. A five-alarm stew of blues, gospel and soul that burns in your gut like the first time you heard Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved a Man.” Pass the cool water, please.” ~ Alternate Root Magazine