“Better Late Than Forever” by I Am Curbie, very eclectic!

Out of Toms River, New Jersey comes a recording artist that goes by the stage moniker of I Am Curbie.  In February 2018, I Am Curbie released his debut album of original songs entitled “Better Late Than Forever”.

In this, I Am Curbie showcases the growing indie acoustic singer/songwriter scene that is coming out of the Northeast.  It’s like this movement is growing in protest to the big city lights, the stereotypical meatheads of Jersey Shore, and the glitz and glamour.  In this, it is the type of music that craves organic over GMOs, the simple things of a porch swing over the constant hustle and bustle of life, and that fresh taste of morning craft brewed coffee over that crap that Starbucks slings.  I Am Curbie is certainly spurning on that movement

The intro to “Better Late Than Forever” starts off with the title track.  It has nice lush keyboards going in the background and it really shows how exemplary that I Am Curbie is at in the guitar, and it certainly sets the mood for the record.  The album goes into a track called “Ego To Feed”.  In “Ego To Feed”, I Am Curbie is talking about living a life with no regrets and having this unquenchable desire to succeed.  I Am Curbie’s voice is honest, and his guitar picking really adds another dimension to his songwriting abilities.  The song really encourages the listener to chase after their dreams and to pursue their passions instead of living that mundane existence.

The song “In The Shade” showcases I Am Curbie’s songwriting and storytelling abilities.  Utilizing playing cards as metaphors and similes for life, the guitar and the rhythm will cause toes to tap, fingers to snap, and heads to nod.  “I’m living in the shade of my planted seeds”, with this lyric, I Am Curbie showcases to the listener that you reap what you sow in life, and if you planted good seeds, you will bear good fruit, but if you plant bad seeds, you will plant rotten fruit.

In this, this is just some of the exemplary storytelling and tremendous songwriting that I Am Curbie possesses in his music.  He knows how to convey serious subject matters and make them such heartfelt and seemingly optimistic songs based on the tones and structure of the music.  Madness To Creation certainly recommends this album with an 8 out of 10 star rating.  Here is the track listing below.

  1.  Better Late Than Forever
  2.  Ego To Feed
  3.  In The Shade
  4.  Currents
  5.  Day Dreams
  6.  Worth It
  7.  Keep Moving
  8.  Spirits (Maggie)
  9.  Hot Dogs
  10.  Snapback
  11.  159
  12.  Harley’s Edge II Expired
  13.  Harley’s Edge II F.I.P.

Fans can find I Am Curbie at the following locations:

www.facebook.com/iamcurbie

I Am Curbie has several gigs coming up.  Check out the tour dates below.

Friday, April 27th- Maggie’s Bar and Grill in Lakewood, New Jersey

Tuesday, May 1st- Sarah Street Grill in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Friday, May 4th- Half Moon Point in Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Saturday, May 5th- Maggie’s Bar and Grill in Lakewood, New Jersey

Tuesday, May 8th- Rivoli’s Grill and Chill in Howell, New Jersey

Friday, May 11th- Cornerstone Kitchen and Tap in Jackson, New Jersey

Saturday, May 12th- SandBar in Brielle, New Jersey

Saturday, May 19th- Rigger’s in Toms River, New Jersey

Sunday, May 20th- Rigger’s in Toms River, New Jersey

Tuesday, May 22nd- Rivoli’s Grill and Chill in Howell, New Jersey

Friday, May 25th- Maggie’s Bar and Grill in Lakewood, New Jersey

Saturday, May 26th- Breakers Kitchen and Tap in Waretown, New Jersey

Friday, June 1st- Half Moon Point in Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Saturday, June 2nd- Maggie’s Bar and Grill in Lakewood, New Jersey

Friday, June 8th- Cornerstone Kitchen and Tap in Jackson, New Jersey

Saturday, June 9th- SandBar in Brielle, New Jersey

Tuesday, June 12th- Rivoli’s Grill and Chill in Howell, New Jersey

Wednesday, June 13th- Water’s Edge in Toms River, New Jersey

Friday, June 22nd- Cornerstone Kitchen and Tap in Jackson, New Jersey

Tuesday, June 26th- Rivoli’s Grill and Chill in Howell, New Jersey

Saturday, June 30th- Breakers Kitchen and Tap in Waretown, New Jersey

Wednesday, July 4th- SandBar in Brielle, New Jersey

Saturday, July 7th- Half Moon Point in Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Sunday, July 8th- Maggie’s Bar and Grill in Lakewood, New Jersey

Tuesday, July 10th- Rivoli’s Grill and Chill in Howell, New Jersey

Friday, July 13th- Cornerstone Kitchen and Tap in Jackson, New Jersey

Sunday, July 15th- Cornerstone Kitchen and Tap in Jackson, New Jersey

Saturday, July 21st- Long Beach RV Resort in Barnegat, New Jersey

Tuesday, July 24th- Rivoli’s Grill and Chill in Howell, New Jersey

Friday, July 27th- Cornerstone Kitchen and Tap in Jackson, New Jersey

Saturday, July 28th- Breakers Kitchen and Tap in Waretown, New Jersey

Sunday, July 29th- Cornerstone Kitchen and Tap in Jackson, New Jersey

Sunday, August 5th- Cornerstone Kitchen and Tap in Jackson, New Jersey

Tuesday, August 7th- Rivoli’s Grill and Chill in Howell, New Jersey

Sunday, August 12th- Cornerstone Kitchen and Tap in Jackson, New Jersey

Sunday, August 19th- Cornerstone Kitchen and Tap in Jackson, New Jersey

Tuesday, August 21st- Rivoli’s Grill and Chill in Howell, New Jersey

Saturday, August 25th- SandBar in Brielle, New Jersey

Sunday, August 26th- Cornerstone Kitchen and Tap in Jackson, New Jersey

Friday, August 31st- Maggie’s Bar and Grill in Lakewood, New Jersey

Tuesday, September 4th- Rivoli’s Grill and Chill in Howell, New Jersey

Tuesday, September 18th- Rivoli’s Grill and Chill in Howell, New Jersey

Tuesday, October 2nd- Rivoli’s Grill and Chill in Howell, New Jersey

Tuesday, October 16th- Rivoli’s Grill and Chill in Howell, New Jersey

Tuesday, October 30th- Rivoli’s Grill and Chill in Howell, New Jersey

For tickets and further information on any of the shows listed above, click here!

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