MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE AT CRYSTOLA
Award-winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado sings and plays with soulful authority, never giving less than 100 percent. He plays each and every show like it’s the most important gig of his career. Salgado’s been perfecting his craft since he first began playing professionally in his home town of Portland, Oregon, in the late 1960s.
Salgado was the inspiration behind John Belushi’s creation of the Blues Brothers characters in the late 1970s. They met and became friends while Belushi was in Oregon filming the movie Animal House. The Blues Brother’s debut album, Briefcase Full of Blues, is dedicated to Salgado and Cab Calloway’s character in The Blues Brothers film is named after Curtis. For six years Salgado performed with Robert Cray’s band, and sang lead on Cray’s debut album.
Curtis released his first of eight solo albums in 1991, hitting the road hard year after year. Salgado and his band toured with The Steve Miller Band and Curtis spent a summer singing with Santana before being sidelined by serious health issues in 2006. He’s battled all the way back, and, after a full and complete recovery, has been tearing up concert stages all over the country.
Winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year, Salgado effortlessly mixes blues, funk and R&B with a delivery that is raw and heartfelt. He moves with ease from tender ballads to the most full-throated stompers. Blues Revue says, “Salgado is one of the most down-to-earth, soulful, honest singers ever, and his harmonica work is smoking and thoroughly invigorating…rollicking, funky and electrifying.” With his Alligator Records debut, Soul Shot, Salgado is set to reach the largest audience of his career.
Now, with his latest release, Soul Shot, Salgado has again hit the road hard, proving his reputation as a fire-breathing live performer night after night. And that’s just how he likes it. “Always give it your best,” he says. “Be honest and be real. Treat every show like it’s the biggest night of your life.” WithSoul Shot and a long list of tour dates already planned, the biggest performances of Curtis Salgado’s life are surely yet to come.
“This is one artist we have been waiting to bring to the Pikes Peak Region for quite some time” says Amy Whitesell of A Music Company Inc., promoter of the show. “Curtis is truly a musical icon and one of the most well respected singer/instrumentalists among his peers. With his style of music the dance floor should be packed all night long.”
Tickets are $18 advance and $23 the day of show. A VIP ticket is available for $38 and includes a reserved seat and choice of prime rib or catfish dinner. Tickets are available on line at www.amusiccompanyinc.com or at the Crystola Roadhouse.
For more information call A Music Company Inc. at 719-576-5945.
WHAT: Curtis Salgado in Concert
WHEN: Friday, March 15, 2013 8:00pm
WHERE: Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 HWY 24, Woodland Park, CO
TICKETS: $18 to $38.