Nick Curran Featured in Vintage Guitar

Photo by Joshua Temkin
Courtesy Shore Fire Media

Singer, songwriter and monster blues-rock guitarist Nick Curran — with Grestch guitar in hand — is featured in the August issue of Vintage Guitar magazine.

In the Q&A, Curran breaks down a list of guitar albums that changed his life, like AC/DC’s Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.

“The interaction on Malcolm and Angus on this is so badass,” said Curran. “Malcolm holding down the rhythm with a killer Gretsch tone, and Angus playing counter-rhythm parts and ripping blues leads over these great steady grooves. Lay Bon Ccott’s sleazy poetry over the top, and wow!”

Malcolm Young’s Gretsch might have had something to do with why Curran was attraced to a Gretsch Electromatic Pro Jet, which he used on his fourth solo CD, Reform School Girl.

“I had it painted white on the front and put TV Jones Filtertrons in it, with a Gretsch Bigsby,” Curran told Vintage Guitar. “It looks really cool — a great guitar.”

Check out Vintage Guitar, page 24 for more.