Steve J Curtis played Little Rabbit Barn back in August 2011, where he shared the billing with Bex Marshall.

Steve was accompanied on stage with Greta Granger who sang backing vocals and applied the appropriate prompts if memory serves!

No doubt a very fine guitarist, singer-songwriter and composer not to mention an entertaining performer that thrilled the Little Rabbit Barn audience which back then would have been 30-40 guests.

Steve recounts: “On my thirteenth birthday and I was given my first acoustic guitar, with strings so heavy you could tow trucks with them. But by the time I was fourteen I was appearing alongside my Dad in pubs and clubs around the South East of England.

My first guitar hero was Derek Smythe the lead guitar player in a popular East London band “Sounds Different”. I’d sit in the Cauliflower Pub, transfixed, trying to learn his licks. Then on a BBC Old Grey Whistle Test Special, I saw Eric Clapton and I knew what I wanted to do.”

We searched the vaults and unearthed the audio stems from the 2011 LRB archive where they have rested for almost 10 years. Some hours later the audio was mixed and ready to enjoy.

The LRB jukebox player takes mp3 files so four tracks were converted to the lower resolution format with bit rate of 320 kbps compared to CD 1440 kbps. It really does grieve a high rez aficionado to bin the bits to fit the space. It does make a huge difference but I’m sure you’ll still appreciate the superb talent of Steve J Curtis. Just one guitar playing by the way and no doubling or effects.

Hope you enjoy.

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