You don’t find the blues; the blues finds you. This statement couldn’t be more signified in the life of Mary Jo Curry. Curry, a professional musical theater performer by trade, discovered the blues in full in 2011 when she was asked to lead a local blues band in Springfield, Illinois. Since then, the blues have carried her to stages all over the Midwest, allowing her to work with many well-known artists. One such artist, award-winning guitarist James Armstrong, produced her eponymous first release that hit #1 on the Classic Blues chart for Roots Music Report for 3 weeks in 2016. The album also spawned 3 Top 10 singles on the Classic Blues Singles chart, getting airplay on every major blues outlet around the globe. Curry hopes to continue the momentum in 2017 with several featured spots at blues festivals coast to coast and the release of her sophomore follow-up in early 2018.