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
, 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.