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Curt Yagi, SF Bay Guardian “2008 Best of the Bay” Singer-Songwriter, Releases Second CD

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Curt Yagi, San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “2008 Best of the Bay Singer-Songwriter,” proudly announces the release of his second full-length studio album, “Close My Eyes.”
AsianWeek.com called the long-time San Francisco resident, and fourth generation Japanese-American, a “must see entertainer.”
To order “Close My Eyes” and for more Curt Yagi news, info and show dates, please check out: http://www.curtyagi.com

April 26, 2011, San Francisco, CA - Curt Yagi, San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “2008 Best of the Bay Singer-Songwriter,” proudly announces the release of his second full-length studio album, “Close My Eyes.” Yagi also announces San Francisco shows in May and June.

On all nine original and richly produced “Close My Eyes” tracks, Yagi delivers captivating lyrics and hummable and memorable melodies, augmented by a buoyant three-piece horn section and edgy and layered guitars built on the foundation of a rock solid, driving rhythm section.  GoldSea.com states, "Hearing one of Curt Yagi’s original songs from his "Close My Eyes" album for the first time is like going for a walk in the woods and finding a unicorn. You keep listening to make sure it’s really what it seems to be — a real find." 

His songs are delivered in an inimitable and endearingly charismatic persona the SFBG describes as “the swagger of Lenny Kravitz and the lyrical prowess of Jack Johnson,” and The San Francisco Chronicle called Yagi “a talented songwriter who sings -- like Kenny Loggins.”  

Soon after the release of Yagi's November 2007 full-length debut, “What's Come Over Me,” the man was ubiquitous on Bay Area club stages and radio, as well as fair and festival appearances from San Francisco to Napa, and the exposure endeared Yagi to a wide and diverse demographic of fans. 

So much so the readers of the SFBG voted him “2008 Best of the Bay Singer-Songwriter,” a mere nine-months after the release of “What’s Come Over Me.”  AsianWeek.com called the long-time San Francisco resident, and fourth generation Japanese-American, a “must see entertainer” describing his music as, “filled with percussive guitar licks, breathy vocals, rhythmic beats and driving bass lines, (that) will keep you going the entire day.”

Fans of Sublime, Bare Naked Ladies, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and Dave Matthews gravitate to the easily accessible Yagi style, and his new album, “Close My Eyes,” which was produced by Larry (The O) Oppenheimer at Studio Faire La Nouba for Toys in the Attic Productions, is sure to be even more appealing as his debut.  “Close My Eyes” features the singles Sweep Me (click to listen); a vibrant Ska-inspired love song, the title track, Close My Eyes (click to listen); a moving tribute to the beloved father he lost in 2002, and Live My Life (click to listen); a groove-infused four/four rocker that melds a Rolling Stones-esque danceable bass line, a Chicago-style horn section, with John Mayer-meets-Ben Harper vocal delivery.

In 2011, Yagi will again be appearing at high-profile clubs, including The Fillmore and Yoshi's, and he will also be represented by a wide array of house concert promoters, in where he will be appearing as a solo performer, or with a partial back-up band, in intimate performances throughout the Bay Area. 

Curt Yagi Upcoming Performances:

  • Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 8:30pm
    Red Devil Lounge - IDC Spring Showcase - 1695 Polk St, San Francisco
  • Saturday, June 25, 2011, 4-5pm
    San Francisco Folk Festival, Woody Guthrie Stage - 450 30th Ave, San Francisco at Geary

For additional information, interview requests, and journalists wishing to review “Close My Eyes,” please contact Christopher Buttner, contact info above, for a hard copy CD or download codes.

For digital distribution inquiries, please contact Jerome Forney at IDCDigital, at jerome@independentdistro.com

For US distribution enquiries, please contact Steffen Franz or Ben Lang at Independent Distribution Collective, telephone: 415-292-7007 or via e-mail at sales@independentdistro.com

For radio enquiries please contact Curt Yagi Music: 415-606-9727 or via email at curt@curtyagi.com

To order “Close My Eyes” and for more Curt Yagi news, info and show dates, please check out: http://www.curtyagi.com



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