John Curran has been captivating audiences with his music for over 25
years both as a solo performer and lead singer for The Masterless Men.
From heartfelt ballads to energetic Irish-bluegrass sounds, John's
ability to take people on a musical journey is truly amazing.
In the Fall of 2013, John Curran releases his first solo traditional
album, entitled Unconditional. This collection of songs really reflects
John's love for music as he has mixed some fan favourites with several
original pieces. From beginning to end, Unconditional encompasses
everything that is important to John – his deep connection to his Irish
roots, love for music and his devotion to family.
“This album is something I am very, very proud of,” said John. “The
title, Unconditional, truly reflects my commitment to creating intimate,
sincere music. Furthermore, the song, which bears the same name, was
written for my daughters. This album represents so much for me and
really gives listeners a look into my life and what's important to me –
family and music.”
In the making of this album, John invited several musical guests and
friends to join in. Greg and Ray Walsh, Brenda Gatherall, Nelson
Giles, Craig Young and Carl Peters all worked with John to make every
song stand out and reflect the passion and soul that went into this
recording. Renowned recording engineer Spencer Crewe was
instrumental in bringing all this together!
Unconditional has three bonus tracks with vocal contributions from
John's daughter Alicia Curran, his brother Wilf Curran and his father,
“I was so happy to have the ability to include my late father in this
recording,” said John. “We recorded him singing over 25 years ago on
a small tape recorder in Ferryland. We cleaned up the sound, added my
guitar plus other instrumentation and it turned out to be something very
special. I am excited to share this with everyone.”
Current fans will love this new album, and new fans will undoubtedly
join in and enjoy the musical journey. John’s new album is a great mix
of old and new that will delight any one lucky enough to listen.