“The Paradise Collection” features the heartwarming music of Joey Curtin, and is an assembling of music drawn from life’s memories and experiences.
“El Viento” is about the wonderful mysteries of life and the healing touch of God, and “Chrysalis” brings back memories of growing up on a farm – raising animals, catching frogs, and chasing butterflies. “In the Twinkling of an Eye” was written shortly after Joey’s mother succumbed to her long eight-year battle with breast cancer.
Joey and her husband Patrick have made four trips to Ireland to perform at the Peace and Reconciliation meetings. They witnessed forgiveness on such an extreme level that it has impacted them both greatly. “Be Thou My Vision” is an ancient Irish folk tune and their arrangement carries their continued prayers to the Emerald Isle and all of its people.
Joey also collaborated with her son on “Wade in the Water”, a beautiful and spiritual melody which was sung by slaves escaping to the north during the Civil War. Creating music with her family and friends is one of her greatest joys in life!
For more information and music samples, visit joeycurtin.com
Get to know the artist
Joey Curtin is a keyboard artist and composer who began her musical career in the San Francisco Bay area. Her piano and synthesizer creations are a fusion of classical, jazz and ambient styles with Celtic and Americana influences. Many of her compositions incorporate violin, guitar and other instruments.
Internationally, Joey has traveled to Europe, Asia and Africa to perform and speak. In Northern Ireland, she performed instrumental music for Peace and Reconciliation meetings. This was inspiration for her River of Life cd. Two songs from this album were used in a documentary called “The Gifts of Grief” which aired on San Francisco Public Television.
From 2003-2004 Joey was hired by the Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston to give a four-hour performance every Saturday and Sunday. Her music was described by many as “healing”. Joey received ASCAP awards for these performances.
In 2005, Joey returned to Northern California . During the next five years, she recorded and released a solo piano Christmas album, God With Us, and a folk/Americana album, Soundtrack For America with co-producer, Marc Cooper.
Going to California was released in 2011 becoming Joey’s best-selling album. This collection of rock ballads landed in the Top 10 Chart of the Zone Music Reporter and has received millions of plays on Pandora Radio and TV music channels.
In 2015, Joey’s Tigris and Euphrates album was given the second place award in “Best Piano with Instrumentation” category in the One World Music Radio awards from the UK.
Joey is a new resident to Washington state where she continues to give concert performances and compose for music libraries. Joey’s music is heard on National Public Radio, State and National Park Visitor centers, and is used in documentaries and commercial advertising.
Press release by Higher Level Media