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Pacific Northwest Legend Curtis Salgado Live In The KNKX Studios

Parker Miles Blohm

A legend of the Pacific NW blues scene, Curtis Salgado’s long list of credits include co-leading the Robert Cray Band, being the inspiration for the Blues Brothers, fronting the band Roomful of Blues, singing with Santana, and leading his own bands.

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At The Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards this year, Curtis picked up three awards:  Soul Blues Album of the Year for his latest THE BEAUTIFUL LOWDOWN, Song of the Year for Walk A Mile In My Blues, and his 4th Soul Blues Male Artist of The Year award.","_id":"0000017a-8d1f-d4f4-a97b-af3ff9620001","_type":"035d81d3-5be2-3ed2-bc8a-6da208e0d9e2"}">">","_id":"0000017a-8d1f-d4f4-a97b-af3ff9620001","_type":"035d81d3-5be2-3ed2-bc8a-6da208e0d9e2"}">

Curtis wrote most of the songs for the new album, and we talked about the joy and pain of songwriting.  He also acknowledged the humbling aspects of his recent major health issues, and appreciated the love and support he’s received from fans and friends.  He’s a survivor, and not ready to give up anytime soon.  Curtis certainly sounds strong in this session!","_id":"0000017a-8d1f-d4f4-a97b-af3ff9620005","_type":"035d81d3-5be2-3ed2-bc8a-6da208e0d9e2"}">">","_id":"0000017a-8d1f-d4f4-a97b-af3ff9620005","_type":"035d81d3-5be2-3ed2-bc8a-6da208e0d9e2"}">


Curtis Salgado, vocals; Tracy Arrington, bass and background vocals; Brian Harris, keys and background vocals; Alan Hagar, guitar; Casey Anderson, drums

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Originally from Detroit, Robin Lloyd has been presenting jazz, blues and Latin jazz on public radio for nearly 40 years. She's a member of the Jazz Education Network and the Jazz Journalists Association.