Spreading Love Through Lyrics
Top Row: KM Lowry, John Morris and Curtis Hildebrand Bottom Row: Steve Marsh
Photos by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.
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In the music industry there are milestones that mark success, and local band Stillwood Sages has passed quite a few.
Being nominated for a 2012 Sammies Award and playing at world-famous venues is just the beginning for this three-year-old group.
There’s an old adage that says, “Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional”; such is the mantra of Curtis Hildebrand (a.k.a. the Flyin’ Cowboy), the man behind the band. His unbridled enthusiasm for life and music is contagious. As the playful heart of Stillwood Sages, Hildebrand takes on the role of manager, songwriter, producer and director. Joining Hildebrand are John Morris on guitar, KM Lowry on bass, and percussionist Steve Marsh. All four members play off each other – making great music by blending blues, rock and funky soul into songs with a message. Although it’s hard to describe their style, the music proves to be visionary and versatile. “These are all eccentric and eclectic people,” Hildebrand says. “Everybody in the band is a genius.”
When a person is deemed a sage they are thought to have utilized their lifelong experiences and reflections to become wise. “All of the members give the group the sage spirit,” Hildebrand says. “It is a gift you’re giving to each other and also receiving.” But it’s not solely the band members who benefit from this, so do audiences throughout our area and the entire West Coast.