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Portrait photography
By Paul Schraub, shot on location at Sunset Beach State Park in Aptos, California


Art Direction and Design 
By Sandy Frye

Produced
By Jayme Kelly Curtis

Gear
Jayme plays a Larrivee OM-09 acoustic guitar with Elixir Light Guage Strings and a custom Tony Graziano baritone ukulele in open A tuning (AEAC# low to high).

Mid Life Chrysalis

Jayme's third studio effort, Mid Life Chrysalis features 12 original songs with a story telling bent. Of the unusual title, Jayme has this to say: "Why does it have to be a crisis? My journey to mid life has been a wonderful process of maturity, wisdom, creativity and freedom."

Mid Life Chrysalis features performances by steel guitarist Patti Maxine, ukulelist Ukulele Dick, violinist Autumn Hancock, percussionist Rhan Wilson, guitar and mandolinist Topher Gayle, drummer Jim Norris, and piper Radim Zenkl. Pete Solomon provides tenor and soprano sax, bass is by Matt Bohn, baritone guitar by Phil Campbell, cello and tabla by Barry Phillips, English Horn by Shelley Phillips. Mark Van Ness plays electric guitar on Many Seasons Ago, Shiloh Hellman plays electric guitar on Sleeping With Cats. The And Friends Band rings in on Losing Lovers to Barleycorn, with Annie Aronson on percussion, Mark Varner  on bass, Patrick Weldon on Dobro® and Phil Cambell on mandolin.

Mid Life Chrysalis was recorded, mixed and mastered by Pete Coates at Bear Creek Recording Studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The CD was recorded digitally using Digital Performer. Jayme's lead vocals were recorded live with no edits using a Neuman U87 microphone. Barry and Shelley Phillips's cello and English horn tracks were recorded at Aubrey House, London. Radim Zenkl's low whistle track on Way Station in Purgatory was recorded remotely. 

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All songs © 2008 Jayme Kelly Curtis/PurrGirl® Music (ASCAP)

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Photography 
By Paul Schraub in his studio in Santa Cruz, California and on location at Sunset Beach State Park in Aptos, California

Art Direction and Design 
By Sandy Frye

Produced
By Jayme Kelly Curtis

Gear
Jayme plays a Larrivee OM-09 acoustic guitar with Elixir Light Guage Strings. In concert, Jayme uses an LR Baggs Ribbon pickup.

View lyrics here
All songs © 2004 Jayme Kelly Curtis/PurrGirl® Music
(ASCAP)

Sugar & Sand: A Trilogy
in Three Moods

"Sugar & Sand is full-out, pure passion. Jayme Kelly Curtis's vocals give a ton of heart to the songs and the music adds flesh to that passion, emphasizing the tones of each mood."
Paul de Bruijn, Rambles

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Jayme's second solo CD, Sugar And Sand features outstanding performances by such acoustic heavyweights as mandolinist/ piper Radim Zenkl, violinist Autumn Hancock, and percussion wizard Rick Walker. The CD features 12 original songs in three genre, each brought to life by the Bay Area's best players: Walter Bankovitch, piano; Jack Marshall and Mimi Hills, bass; George Demarest, trumpet and flugelhorn; Carol McComb, Dobro®, Jeff "Felonius Smith," National Steel Guitar; and Mark "Fenny" Fenichel, harmonica. Electric guitar legend Dave Meniketti shreds it up on a straight ahead blues.

Sugar & Sand is divided into three chapters that flow smoothly from rock to blues to Jayme's own folkloric jazz ballads, showing off her powerful, earthy voice in all its many colors


Sugar & Sand was recorded, mixed and mastered by Justin Mayer at Bear Creek Recording Studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The CD was recorded digitally with Digital Performer. Jayme's lead vocals were recorded live with no edits using a Neuman U87 microphone. Walter Bankovitch's piano tracks, Dave Meniketti's shred guitar on Earthquake, and some of Radim Zenkl's tracks were recorded at the Space Station in Santa Clara, California. Mimi Hills' bass track and Carol McComb's Dobro® track were recorded at Carol's Casa Con Corazon Studio in Woodside, California.

Photography
By Dave Lepori, San Jose, California

Recorded and Mixed At the Space Station , Santa Clara, California by Dave Meniketti

Dave Says:
• All tracks recorded direct to ADAT XT-20's (at 20 bit resolution) through Millenia Media HV-3 preamps

• Mixed through a 32 channel Soundcraft Ghost console
• Acoustic Guitars & percussion recorded with a combo of Neumann 184's & B&K 4006 mics
• Vocals recorded with either a Neumann TLM-103 or CAD VX-2 tube mic & compressed with a Distressor EL-8 and/or RNC compressors
• Digital reverbs, effects, etc, using various Lexicon, Roland & Alesis fx units.  Monster Cable & Mogami mic cables & interconnects used throughout
• Mixed to a Panasonic SV-3700 DAT & pre-mastered at 24bit/96KHz resolution through Samplitude 24/96 Digital Audio Workstation
 

In A Rushing Stream

Released in 1999, Jayme's debut CD, In A Rushing Stream, has won favorable reviews and international airplay, and took top honors in the Best Music You Never Heard show on KGO Radio, San Francisco. The CD was engineered by rock legend Dave Meniketti at the Space Station, and includes performances by a host of the Bay Area's best musicians.

"I received your album this morning and just finished listening to it all in one shot. You did a great job on the album (as opposed to a few songs and filler.)  It comes across as very successfully done as a whole.  I'll air this next Saturday night on my station and probably play cuts 1-4 the first week. I want the listeners to hear the ideas and feelings as you planned them on the album. It feels good. Let me know when your next one is released."
Jack "Sandman" Garrison WFIT FM, Melbourne, Florida

The Line Up
In A Rushing Stream features performances by guitarist Bruce Argyle, pianist Walter Bankovitch (Sharp 9, Full Spectrum Jazz, the Mike Cohen Sextet, Oakland Jazz Choir), Global Accordion Ambassador Barbara Ann Barnett (Sagebrush Swing, Belle Beaucoup), percussionist Jimmy Biala, Winfield Fingerpicking Champion Rolly Brown, bassists Lisa Burns (Sidesaddle & Co.), Preston Carter (Sharp 9, Vocal Flight, Ellen Silva & Friends), and Myron Dove (Santana, and many more), guitarist Bill Horvitz, violinist Tony Marcus (Cats & Jammers, Cheap Suit Serenaders, Arkansas Sheiks, Frank Wakefield Band), Bay Area rock legend Dave Meniketti(Y&T), and Celtic harpist Midyne Spear.


Produced
By Jayme Kelly Curtis and Dave Meniketti

Gear
Jayme plays a Larrivee OM-09 acoustic guitar with Elixir Light Guage Strings. In concert, Jayme uses a Baggs Ribbon Pickup.

View lyrics here
All songs © 1999 Jayme Kelly Curtis/PurrGirl® Music (ASCAP)

 
Jayme uses and endorses Elixir® Light Guage Guitar Strings



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©Jayme Kelly Curtis 2013
PurrGirl Music Publishing
P.O. Box 278
Felton, CA 95018
831/335-8110

 
  ©Jayme Kelly Curtis 2013