Timmy Curran: Acoustic Zen

by Woody on December 28, 2006

Timmy Curran Surfing

If you’re familiar with his surfing, then you’re probably familiar with his music which is enjoying a rising swell of another kind. But those not plugged into the surfing world might not have heard Timmy Curran’s unplugged offerings.

A popular and heavily sponsored professional surfer (more accomplished than fellow surfer/musician contemporaries Jack Johnson and Donavon Frankenreiter), Timmy has, like friends Jack and Donavon, paddled into the music lineup catching some rave reviews. TC’s six-song EP Citsuca is available on iTunes (among other places) and worthy of a listen if and when you are in the mood for something on the mellow side.

Originally recorded, in part, to accompany a surf documentary, this EP is a soothing selection of acoustic songs without pretense or polish. The simplicity and sincerity of the music is refreshing, with vocals reminiscent of Paul Simon. It seems the Foo Fighters agree, as almost overnight Timmy Curran went from coffee shops to opening for some of the Foo’s West Coast tour stops (as well as some shows abroad). A full length album is apparently expected from Curran this summer. In the meantime, check out Citsuca. If it’s good enough for Grohl and crew, it may be good enough for you.

Timmy Curran

Timmy Curran – Comatose

Timmy Curran – Daylights Comin

Timmy Curran – Horses on the Range

Timmy Curran – Blue Eyes

Timmy Curran – Trouble

Timmy Curran – Dream

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oz December 28, 2006 at 12:30 pm

What is it with these surfers? I just saw that Kelly Slater was jamming with Pearl Jam recently. It’s not enough that they live in warm, exotic places and have a dream job? Now they are all musicians too? I’m insanely jealous of all of them.

Drinking Buddy December 28, 2006 at 8:58 pm

Jack Johnson actually wrote a song about Timmy Curran (called Timmy Curran) several years ago. It was on a bootleg I had until some cocksmoke broke into my apartment and stole all of my CDs and my computer with thousands of songs I illegally downloaded for free. Anyway, I found it again on this thing called the Internet. The sound quality isn’t very good, but it’s a cool song. You can download it for free here: http://brokedownmelodies.com/ringtones/jack/TimmyCurren.mp3

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