Mark "Getty" Emerick
Lead and Slide Guitar

March 22, 1957 - September 29, 2010

We are deeply saddened to have lost our dear friend, Don E. Curtis.
Don died of a heart attack on September 29th while hiking on vacation in Arkansas.

Don was the most exciting & creative musician I have ever played with - it was pure
magic just to stand next to him on stage. I would watch him in awe as he made that steel
sing like I've never seen or heard anybody else do .  

Don was even a better guy to ride to the gigs with - eating pork and making jokes
 all the way.! I am forever in his debt for introducing me into the steel guitar world and
all the fine folks at Scotty's Music.  This is this reason that when I am asked where was
my favorite place to play answer was always the same - "St. Louis, Missouri..
for one reason...DON E. CURTIS"

He was one of the greatest people I have ever met - I'll miss my pork pick'en pal.
                                                                                                      - Mark Emerick

'"On the Road with Don"

"I pray for the Lord to keep Don now in his loving embrace
and that his soul may be in heaven."
                                                                  - Chris "Tiny" Olson