Celebrating Curtis Obeda (born August 7, 1959), a Twin Cities blues and soul guitarist born in Owatonna, MN and leader of The Butanes. Curt cut his teeth playing with the likes of Mojo Buford, Baby Doo Caston, Willie Walker, James Carr, Earl King, Al Rapone, Hubert Sumlin, Albert Collins, Lefty Dizz, Hip Linkchain and Big Smokey Smothers, and too many others.
I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it.
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