Long before she was discovered at age 11, singer/songwriter Shannon Curfman had plans to become rich, but she wasnt dreaming of fast cars or big houses. I wanted to be a doctor, because they made money, Curfman, now 20, tells New Times. And I knew to buy all of the toys and candy I wanted it required lots of money.
Curfman made an unexpected departure from the music scene after her debut album, Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions, rocketed to No. 3 on the Billboard blues charts, prompting rumors of everything from cancer to rehab. The real ailment? Boyfriend-itis.
We were together for a couple of years, says Curfman of her ex, but I realized how much my music, my career, and myself as a whole took a backseat to such a highly unhealthy relationship. It really lit a fire under my you-know-what to get my record company, booking agency, and my touring career up and running again.