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Everyday is a Vacation with “Ready for the Rum” the New Single from Ralph Curtis

How do you feel about impulse buys? To be honest, they are not my thing. I like to research, try things on, and take things for a test drive before I decide on something. However, that was not the case with country music artist Ralph Curtis. I know it sounds crazy, but I spend a month or two getting to know an artist before I bring them into the Southern Fellow family. I took a leap of faith with Ralph, and boy, did it pay off. Ralph is now one of the best guys I know, and His latest single, “Ready for the Rum,” has me feeling his future is brighter than a Key West sunrise.

First, it has been a pleasure getting to know Ralph Curtis. It’s been a couple of months since first contact. However, after a show and a conversation over tacos later, I can easily say he is one of the best people I know, both on and off the stage. Being a decent human has always been paramount with the artists I feature, but “Ready for the Rum” is what landed Ralph this review.

To be honest, I didn’t get it at first. “Ready for the Rum” felt too basic. With song reviews, you are constantly trying to put things in a box. Ralph’s latest single didn’t feel it fit any specific genre, at least not entirely. It wasn’t until I stopped trying to stuff it in a box that I really appreciated the track. After playing the song the second time, I became relaxed, and life started to feel simple. After the third play, I felt like I had overpacked for a vacation. All I needed was a pair of shorts, a shirt, and a glass just big enough to hold two fingers of gold rum with a few ice cubes. Anything more than those few things would be a distraction. So my advice to you is don’t get distracted. “Ready for the Rum” is as close to a vacation as a song will ever take you.

Just like I took a gamble on Ralph, he is willing to do so with his music. So far, it’s paid off. “Ready for the Rum” is a prime example of that. His latest single may not fit in a box, but this time, I feel that’s a good thing. Regardless of your music preference, many of you will like this song. I think we can all agree that’s a good thing.

Ralph Curtis at Southern Fellow Presents


Whether you are stuck in an office or your feet are stuck in the sand on the coast, “Ready for the Rum” needs to be on your playlist. All the links you need are below. I also highly recommend you give Ralph Curtis a follow as well. I know he will be a regular here and at our shows. I am looking forward to watching his story unfold.

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