Find Your Muse Open Mic welcomes Curtis Sith to The Evening Muse - Curtis Stith is an independent Folk/Pop artist from Carrboro, NC. His influences include Ben Howard, Billy Joel, Passenger, and Ed Sheeran. At the age 17, he began his career as a performing and recording artist with the release of his debut EP ‘Why Not’. As a solo act he has since performed at The NC State Fair, Oak City 7, the Local 506, Stewart Theatre, SoFar RDU, and many other venues and events.
His band, Curtis Stith and the Silver Lining, was formed in 2016, and is comprised of Trevor Pister (Acoustic Guitar), Andre DiMuzio (Keys and bg Vocals), Peter Newell (Electric guitar and Bass), and Eli Howells (Violin and Bass). Curtis himself performs from the drum set, making for a memorable and entertaining performance that stands out among the many singer/songwriter-based groups. While creating new arrangements of songs from the 2015 EP, and writing new songs that showcase the full band sound, the new group was featured at the Carrboro Music Festival, Bourgie Nights (Wilmington, NC) The Station (Carrboro, NC), Deep South the Bar (Raleigh, NC), the Local 506 (Chapel Hill, NC), and as part of a Hopscotch Music Festival day party.
Stith and his band released their first full length album in July of 2017. The album showcases catchy hooks paired with story-based songwriting that quickly creates a connection with the listener. The songs, together with the live yet polished feel of the record, makes for an engaging, entertaining, and fun listen cover to cover.