Reviews and Interviews
DoFret Review of "Out of the Shell" - August 2010 "His style is somewhat difficult to categorise, as I think he may have achieved one of the Holy Grails of guitar playing - that of having his own voice on the instrument."
Guitar Player Magazine - February 2008 "Curtis Fornadley punctuated his beautiful melodies by “scratching” the guitar against his chest."
Guitar Player Magazine - March 2007 "Curtis Fornadley whose debt to Jeff Beck and Eric Johnson is readily apparent offers up a blues-jazz-rock hybrid.."
Guitar Player Magazine - My Space Review "What a dizzying ride! Fornadley barely lifts his foot off the gas throughout his onslaught of licks, riffs, bends, and Beck-isms—and the hyperkinetic vortex is further intensified by bubbling, gurgling loops pulsing under a relentless groove—but, like any good thrill, the adrenalin spike is well worth subjecting your ears to such a maelstrom."
A Jazz Scene - Blue Electric Cool CD review "unique set of fired-up guitar adventures.."
Jazz Review.com - Blue Electric Cool CD review "a distinctive marriage between R&B, rock, fusion jazz, avante garde and '60s styled surf"
guitarnoise.com - Blue Electric Cool CD review "...a fablulous record overall which I highly recommend"
DailyVault.com - Blue Electric Cool CD review "...high quality musicianship, strong composition and occasional bold strokes"
Smother.net - Blue Electric Cool CD review "...legend-painted-all-over-it guitar riffs and gnarly percussion"
Southland Blues - Room 137 CD review "Curtis mixes the Ventures with the X-Files in one well-recorded package"
Music Connection Show Review "a guitar slinger with a worldwide view and the technical ability to explore it"
20th Century Guitar - Room 137 CD Review "melody and arrangement that goes way beyond most instrumental guitar CDs"
20th Century Guitar - Curtis CD Review "demonstrates the guitarist's impressive skills both as a guitar stylist and composer"
Guitar World - Curtis CD Review "His sound is all his own, floating between jazz and rock."
L.A. Times - An interview with Curtis "a terrific guitar player--a guitar player's guitar player even."
Music Connection Club Reviews "This is one artist who clearly communicates his message through his music"
LA Jazz Scene - Curtis CD Review "His sound carries with it echoes of the instrument that almost everyone has wanted to play"