Curtis is a native of southern California who has played over the years with several prominent L.A. bands, playing most of the L.A. clubs as well as venues in Arizona, San Diego and Ventura County. Now as a solo artist his focus has been on instrumental music. His self-titled debut CD on IF6Was9 Records was released in 1998. Fifty percent of his profits from the sale of this CD will be donated to Cancer related charities. Currently Curtis is working on his third CD and performing with his band Rob Chismar on drums and Dave Hill on bass. IN HIS OWN WORDS: 'I started playing classical guitar at a very young age on an acoustic guitar that my parents picked up in Tijuana before I was born. This souvenir was made of green wood and had nylon string high above the fingerboard. Soon after I started lessons I dropped the guitar, splitting the body of the guitar open. My Dad put it back together with Elmers glue. He refused to buy me a new guitar, or should I say a real guitar, until I proved that I would learn to play. Over the following months I dropped it three more times and three more times he glued it back together. There was a thick line of glue all around the guitar. After two years of playing I got a Les Paul copy for Christmas. To the dismay of my classical teacher, it was time to plug-in.'