Matthew Curry

Matthew Curry

Jocelyn Oldham

Sat · February 18, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
As much as Matthew Curry is invested in summoning the spirit of the blues — a commitment that's in full display on the pair of smokin' hot albums he's released to date, 2011's barn-burning If I Don't Got You and 2013's hard-charging testifier Electric Religion — the 19-year-old guitar slinger and soulful singer from Bloomington, Illinois likes to take a much broader view of his style. "If somebody came up and asked me what I would call my music, I don't think I would say 'the blues,'" he admits. "And I don't think I would say 'rock and roll,' either. I would actually say, 'good music.' Blues is my first love, but I also love '60s rock like Cream, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix. I'm also into things like Southern rock, Chet Atkins, and Roy Clark. All of those artists are complete musicians. They write great songs, and they sing great too. They're just incredible."

Curry's roots certainly run muddy-waters deep, something that's not been lost on the guitar legends he's had the honor of sharing the stage with over the past few years. "Matthew Curry is a phenomenal guitar player," marvels Peter Frampton. "A highlight from my tour last year was jamming with him. He's the next guitar hero!" Echoing that sentiment is Steve Miller, whom Curry both opened for and joined onstage during an exhilarating nine-date run in Canada in 2014 — and will again be his opening act for a slew of dates starting in May. Miller declares that Curry is a "wonderful guitar player [and] great songwriter in the Stevie Ray Vaughan area of virtuosity and originality." Besides continuing on with the Steve Miller Band, Curry will also be opening for The Doobie Brothers and Don Felder. "I'm absolutely thrilled," Curry says of supporting these and other heavy hitters. "We have so much fun out there and I really, really enjoy it. I grew up listening to those guys, so to be out on the road with people like Don Felder, The Doobie Brothers, and the Steve Miller Band is quite an honor."
Curry's roots certainly run muddy-waters deep, something that's not been lost on the guitar legends he's had the honor of sharing the stage with over the past few years. "Matthew Curry is a phenomenal guitar player," marvels Peter Frampton. "A highlight from my tour last year was jamming with him. He's the next guitar hero!" Echoing that sentiment is Steve Miller, whom Curry both opened for and joined onstage during an exhilarating nine-date run in Canada in 2014. Steve Miller declares that Curry is a "wonderful guitar player [and] great songwriter in the Stevie Ray Vaughan area of virtuosity and originality."
Jocelyn Oldham
Jocelyn Oldham
Born and raised a New England girl, Jocelyn Oldham has now spent nearly half her life in Virginia. She performs as a solo artist all over Richmond and Hampton Roads for any and all occasions. With her amazing voice, Jocelyn performs popular cover tunes on both guitar and ukulele that span genres and appeal to many generations. From Pasty Cline and the Beatles to Colbie Calliet and her all time favorite Ingrid Michaelson. Jocelyn's voice is her passion and it shines through in each performance.

Jocelyn started her journey down south back in 1995 when she headed to Blacksburg, VA and earned a BA in Music Ed at Virginia Tech. Soon after graduating she returned to Virginia to perform at the (former) Music Theatre of Williamsburg. In 2004 she became licensed to teach a music class for young children called Music Together and she ran a small successful program in Williamsburg for 9 years. Jocelyn has performed with various Hampton Roads bands such as "The Rhythm Kings" and "Me & JO" but has found she is most happy on her own as a solo act. After spending 12 years in Williamsburg, Jocelyn recently moved to Richmond and got married to the love of her life.
Venue Information:
Capital Ale House Music Hall
623 E Main Street
Richmond, VA, 23219
http://capitalalehouse.com/