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Coming February 2018

Curtis Salgado - 2017 Soul Blues Artist of the Year

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 8pm - 11pm
The Lincoln Theatre, 712 S First St.   Mount Vernon, WA

REFA 2017 Show Soul-singer/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado — winner of the 2017 Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year — effortlessly mixes R&B, funk and blues, with a delivery that is raw and heartfelt. Born in Everett, Washington, the Northwest native moves with ease from the most tender ballads to full-throated stompers.

Salgado’s latest Alligator Records release, The Beautiful Lowdown, hit the #6 position on the Billboard Blues Chart for the week ending April 6, 2016. In 2017, Curtis won Billboard's Soul Blues Artist of the Year in addition to Song of the Year for Walk A Mile in My Blues.

Over the course of his career, Salgado has sung with The Robert Cray Band, Roomful Of Blues and Santana, in addition to leading his own band. In 1977, Salgado befriended John Belushi in Eugene, Oregon, while Belushi was filming Animal House. Before long, Salgado was playing old records for Belushi, teaching him about blues and R&B. Belushi soaked up the music like a sponge and soon developed his idea for The Blues Brothers.

Curtis Salgado will be performing at the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon on February 10th in a special event sponsored by the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts. Please come out to support the arts and see an incredible performance by a Northwest blues legend.

Rick Epting PhotoIn 2006, friends of the late Rick Epting formed the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts and continued his legacy of supporting the Arts in Skagit County with a showcase of local talent and humor. Our mission is "to enhance the quality of life in Skagit County through the arts."

Rick Epting  was one of the founding members of both the Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation, the Skagit Performing Arts Council (SPAC), and appointed by the Governor to serve on the Washington State Arts Commission. He was also instrumental in the restoration campaign for the Lincoln Theatre and the planning and organization for McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. Rick was a proud supporter of Arts groups and organizations in Skagit County until his untimely death in August 2005.

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