Greetings from Northern California, home of Humboldt County's own groove shakers KULICA (koo-lick-a). We play home-made groove rockin' feel good music that warms your soul. Our heartfelt music is gaining popularity at a rapid pace throughout our region. Kulica's style is a delicate mixture of Dave Mathews Band-like melodies with Jack Johnson and Ben Harper's soulful rhythms, including inspiring lyrics in the same vein as Van Morrison and David Gray, with a touch of old Doobie Brothers for good measure. Kulica is led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Curtis Thompson, former bass player of Acoustic Junction (Capricorn Records). After the break-up of Acoustic Junction in '99, Curtis decided to continue his passion for music. With his guitar in one hand and a pencil and paper in the other, Curtis started writing songs for Kulica with his wife Julie on the bass, Jason Hodel on acoustic and electric mandolin, Dave Sandomeno on percussion and Nick Moore on drums.. The combination of groove,rock, funk, jazz and soul shaking rhythms is an amazing blend that helps give Kulica it's signature style. Kulica's success is best demonstrated by our performance history. Since 2002, Kulica has had the distinct pleasure of opening for such notable acts as David Crosby, Little Feat, The Neville Brothers, Rusted Root's lead singer Michael Glibicki, Leftover Salmon, and country legend Merle Haggard. Our diversity enables us to play everything from small coffee shops to mid-size theatres to large festivals, winning crowds over in a variety of music genres wherever we go. We have been featured on many radio stations across the country and have been spun a good amount of times on San Francisco's Classic Rock Station KFOG, who recently included our song 'Groove' on their 'KFOG's LOCAL SCENE CD ( which sold over 10,000 copies to benefit MUSIC IN SCHOOLS TODAY ). The local media has also extended their support through a variety of articles and features over the past years. We are very proud as a band that we have a positive impact wherever we play. Whether you're eight or eighty, Kulica can offer you music to refresh your soul and get you groovin'.