For the past 30 years, the singer, songwriter, saxophonist and guitarist has been making records that confound those who try to categorize his music or put him in a box.
Curtis Stigers has had several top ten hits including “You’re All That Matters to Me” and “I Wonder Why”, and he’s written and sung an Emmy nominated TV theme song for the hit show “Sons of Anarchy”. He’s toured the world with the likes of Elton John and Prince, and he’s released nine critically-acclaimed, award-winning jazz albums. He’s played for presidents and princes, and he’s appeared in two Seth MacFarlane movies about a foul-mouthed cuddly bear called Ted. He’s toured with symphony orchestras, written songs with Carole King and duetted with Al Green, Shawn Colvin and Tom Jones.
Who is this guy? Curtis Stigers’ new album This Life is the answer to that question. It’s a celebration of three decades of musical exploration, evolution and growth. It’s a look back at 13 albums, thousands of concert performances and millions of miles on the road. “We created most of these arrangements onstage, during soundchecks and concerts,” says Stigers. “My songs have changed and grown as they’ve gotten older, just like I have.”