OK. Let’s start with some Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is this the Curtis Stigers that sings the Sons of Anarchy theme song?
A: Yes. The song’s called “This Life” and Curtis was also nominated for an Emmy Award for co-writing it. He also sang “John The Revelator” for the Season One Finale Episode.
Q: Did Curtis Stigers really sing a duet of “Well Did You Evah” with Seth McFarlane, the creator of The Family Guy and American Dad?
A: Why, yes. They sang it onstage at Royal Albert Hall in London, on tour in Europe, and recorded it for an album too.
Q: Is this the Curtis Stigers who had a really really really short uncredited cameo as a piano player in Seth McFarlane’s movie “Ted”?
Q: I think I remember Curtis Stigers from the ’90s when he was a long-haired pop/soul singer/saxophonist with radio hits like “I Wonder Why”, “Never Saw A Miracle”, and “You’re All That Matters To Me”. Is this the same guy?
A: Yes, same guy. Shorter hair. More gray. By the way, that was never a mullet. Just long hair, one length. Don’t let anyone tell you different. Never a mullet. No.
Q: Did Curtis Stigers have a track on soundtrack of the movie “The Bodyguard” starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner?
A: Yes, Curtis recorded Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding” for the album, and it sold over 40 million copies worldwide, which made Nick Lowe very very happy.
Q: Didn’t Curtis record duets with Shawn Colvin, Jules Shear, Julia Fordham and Al Green?
A: Yeah. Lucky guy, huh?
Q: So I guess Curtis makes jazz records now?
A: Since 2001 Curtis Stigers has released seven albums on the Concord Jazz label. His 2003 release, “You Inspire Me” was the London Times “Jazz Album of the Year.” In 2007 Stigers was named Jazz Artist of the Year by BBC Radio 2. In May 2010, Mr. Stigers was named International Male Jazz Singer of the Year by Deutsche Phono-Akademie at the inaugural Jazz Echo Awards which was broadcast on German television. His latest release was produced by Larry Klein and features songs by Bob Dylan, Neil Finn, Jeff Tweedy, Steve Earle, Paul Buchanan, Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper, and more. I suppose they are jazz records, but they don’t necessarily fall into one category. This guy’s confusing.
Q: Hasn’t Curtis Stigers toured with the likes of Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, George Benson, Randy and Michael Brecker, and The Allman Brothers Band, and written songs with Carole King, Glen Ballard, Danny Kortchmar, Barry Mann, Jules Shear, and Paul Brady.
A: Yes he has. It beats having a day job, eh?
Q: Haven’t I seen Curtis Stigers on The Tonight Show a bunch of times, and on David Letterman and the Today Show, too?
A: Yes, that’s quite possible.
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