Tonight’s mystery artist says he first learned to love rhythm and music living beside a church and train tracks. He has played alongside many artists besides the band he is known best for and he has also worked on many movies and TV show including the X Files. You may have seen him here in concert back in 2014, think you know who he is or our favorite band he plays with??

You can find more of the answer to this musical question on Boston’s webpage as it covers the amazing career of their drummer Curly Smith. Here are a few highlights the site tells of Curly’s  musical journey:

  • Started playing guitar, drums and singing by the time he was 12 years old and picked up the harmonica at 14.
  • Prior to his 20th birthday, he began classical piano lessons and composing music.
  • He honed his skills before joining Jo Jo Gunne in California, an offshoot of the classic rock group Spirit. Probably best known for his work with the rock band “Boston”, where he played drums, harmonica, piano, sang vocal’s, and composed songs
  • Curly also played live, and has done session work with a variety of other artists in Los Angeles, Miami and London, including Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Monkees, John Waite, including the number one hit “Missing You”, Steven Tyler and Jimmy Crespo, (Aerosmith) Joe Walsh (Eagles), Branford Marsalis, Steve Lukather,(Toto). Elliot Easton,(The Cars), Eric Johnson, Gary Wright, Steve Augeri (Journey), Jack Sonni (Dire Straits), Andy Taylor (Duran Duran), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Rick Springfield, Willie Nelson, Bill Champlin (Chicago), Ron Wood (Rolling Stones), Dickie Betts (Almond Brothers), Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, John Sebastion, (Loving Spoonful’s) Spencer Davis,(The Spencer Davis Group), Reggie Knighton, Brian Ray (Paul McCartney), Ian Hunter, (Mott The Hoople), Jay Ferguson, Mark Andes, Randy California (Spirit), Brian Auger, Gary Myrick and the Figures, Russ Ballard (Argent), Steve Cropper (Booker T and the MG’s), Bonnie Bramlett (Delaney and Bonnie), Jeff (Skunk) Baxter, John McFee, Keith Knudsen (The Doobie Bros.) Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Ray Manzeric and Robbie Kreagor (The Doors), Spirit, The Bangles, David Lindley, Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night), Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Bob Welch and Billy Burnette (Fleetwood Mac), Belinda Carlisle, including the number one hits, “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” “I Get Weak”, and “Circle In The Sand” Don Johnson, including the number one hit ”Heartbeat”, Bette Midler and a host of others. He is one of a few drummers who has the distinction of having played for and side by side with The Who’s Keith Moon.
  • Curly has also written and worked on a many movies and TV shows as well, including The X Files.

Wonder what he does in his spare time?  Anyway, here is the band Boston with tonight's featured song.

Here is some of the concert in Bangor.  Mostly Cheap Trick and a little Boston

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