Loyd McIntosh

Oct 9

Rest In Peace, Nick Curran

One of the best rockabilly guitar slingers of our time, Nick Curran, passed away Saturday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was only 35 years old. Curran played with a bunch of rockabilly and blues bands over the years, including Ronnie Dawson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, but I knew his work mostly as a member of modern rockabilly singer Kim Lenz’s band, The Jaguars.

Check him out tearing it up with Lenz and the gang at Amoeba Records from back in 2009 on the tune That’s The Breaks. If this doesn’t make you want to stuff a pack of Marlboro’s in your T-shirt sleeve, then there’s something wrong with you.

Thanks for the great music, Nick. You will be sorely missed.