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“… Hard Road Home… needs to be heard, contemplated and absorbed… (The album’s) sound… is mostly rooted in… Classic Rock, with sizzling guitar shredding and picking, howling slide work and a virtuoso touch with tone and texture in service to a pedal-to-the-metal rhythmic attack… an aural complement to the urgency of Curreri’s heartfelt messaging sung in a kind of pinched tenor voice that leaves no doubt as to its fierce commitment.”—David McGee, Deep Roots Magazine

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When ace guitarist-songwriter Bill Curreri began recording this, his third album, he could not have envisioned the world in which it would be released. Not all artists have thrived in the coronavirus pandemic, but some have found ways to get their work out to the public while sheltering in place. Curreri too might well benefit Continue reading…

“It’s rare to find an artist that can… reflect on life and its challenges while still allowing that circumspect to resonate with listeners… Each of the songs in (Hard Road Home)…. are driving and dynamic… Clearly, Hard Road Home is a route well worth pursuing.”—Lee Zimmerman

It’s rare to find an artist that can ruminate and reflect on life and its challenges while still allowing that circumspect to resonate with listeners. After all, one’s own experiences don’t necessarily conform to the circumstances others encounter. As a result, sharing one’s own life lessons could be seen not only as overly indulgent but Continue reading…

“Hard Road Home showcases (Bill’s) warm affability as a singer while revealing him as a musical storyteller of extraordinary insight.”— Jonathan Widren

Though his emergence as an indie powerhouse finds his blend of feisty rockers, mid-tempo pop gems and soulful ballads fitting in the “Americana rock” category, Bill Curreri defies simple categorization. Hard Road Home, the multi-talented singer-songwriter’s first album in six years, showcases his warm affability as a singer while revealing him as a musical storyteller of extraordinary Continue reading…

“(Hard Road Home is) an Americana style (that) is energetic and classy…. with a bit more of a hard rocking edge… The closing (two songs are) worth the price of admission by itself, but everything here is worth listening (to).”—Gary Hill

I previously reviewed another set from Bill Curreri. I said of that one that it was sort of in the same Americana style as Tom Petty… That said, (Hard Road Home) has a bit more of a hard rocking edge a lot of the time. The thing with (Bill’s) vocals is that they seem better Continue reading…

“Hard Road Home is (Bill Curreri’s) most ambitious and thoughtfully rendered album to date… (Curreri) brings a large sound to his recordings, that belie (his) Greenwich Village folk roots. (Curreri’s songs are) a hybrid of classic rock, American folk music and contemporary Americana… deserving considerable airplay and multiple listens.” —makingascene.org

This is singer-songwriter Bill Curreri’s third album, his most ambitious and thoughtfully rendered album to date. And, what a circuitous route to reach this point! Raised in Greenwich Village during the socially turbulent 1960’s, Bill always dreamed of someday being recognized as an accomplished singer-songwriter. But as often happens, reality intervened causing Bill to walk Continue reading…