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Curtis Salgado & The Stilettos

A well-respected veteran of the American blues scene, Curtis Salgado has been rocking audiences with his full-force vocals and powerful harmonica work since the late 1960s, and has performed with some of the biggest and most enduring acts in the genre. Salgado was born on February 4, 1954 in Everett, Washington. He grew up in a family of music lovers -- his folks were fans of classic jazz and blues, from Kid Ory to Fats Waller, and his siblings were hip to soul shouters such as Wilson Pickett and blues masters like Muddy Waters. Seeing Count Basie when he was 13 first inspired Salgado to consider a career in music, and after hearing Little Walter for the first time, he began learning to play the harmonica, picking up some tips from an instruction book his mother gave him. By the time he was 16, Salgado was playing paying gigs, and only a few years later he and his band the Nighthawks (not to be confused with the long-running Washington D.C. act of the same name) were a major draw on the Northwest club scene. In 1975, Salgado and a handful of other blues fans in Eugene, Oregon (which had become Salgado's home) began booking a blues festival that gave Salgado and his bandmates the chance to share stages with (and often back up) a number of legendary musicians, including Willie Dixon, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Albert Collins, Big Walter Horton, and Otis Rush. In 1977, Salgado & the Nighthawks were playing a typically raucous gig in Eugene when he struck up a conversation between sets with an especially enthusiastic patron. The fan turned out to be actor and comedian John Belushi, who was in town shooting the film Animal House. Belushi, whose tastes at the time ran to metal and hard rock, struck up a friendship with Salgado, who turned Belushi into a blues fan, and much of Salgado's suggested listening would form the set list for the Blues Brothers' top-selling debut album Briefcase Full of Blues. Salgado also became friends with up-and-coming guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray, who frequently played the Northwest at the time, and when Salgado's Nighthawks began to splinter, he joined Cray's band on harp and vocals. Salgado appeared on Cray's debut album, 1980's Who's Been Talkin', but left Cray's band in 1982; between 1984 and 1986, he was a member of Roomful of Blues, and sat in on the sessions for RoB's 1988 collaboration with Earl King, Glazed. Salgado then formed a new band, Curtis Salgado & the Stilettos, and after making the rounds of the Northwest club circuit, the group released their self-titled debut album in 1991. Steve Miller, a longtime fan and friend of Salgado's, invited him to open Miller's 1992 summer concert tour, and in 1994, Salgado took a sabbatical from his own band to sing with Santana for a U.S. tour. Salgado released a solo album in 1995, More Than You Can Chew, and a year later he and his band hit the road again with Steve Miller; Salgado also found time to release another album that year, Hit It ‘N Quit It. In 1999, Salgado signed a deal with the roots music label Shanachie Records, who released his album Wiggle Outta This the same year; Soul Activated would follow in 2001 and Strong Suspicion in 2004, as Salgado continued his busy touring schedule. In 2006, Salgado was diagnosed with liver cancer and underwent treatment that included a liver transplant; two years later, he was found to have lung cancer, but was declared cancer-free in time to release the album Clean Getaway in 2008. In the fall of 2011, Salgado signed with powerhouse blues label Alligator Records, and his first album for Alligator, Soul Shot, appeared in February 2012. In July 2012, Salgado announced that another cancerous growth had been discovered on his lung, but after undergoing surgery, he and his doctors expected him to make a complete recovery. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Curtis lives to play the blues. Saw him twice in the last year, man he's just a high energy artist. I really enjoy his early stuff, but he can still hit it out of the park. Dan
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Curtis spent a night in 1979 in Eugene OR talking blues with John Belushi. Shortly after, The Blues Brothers were born and Curtis is credited with being the original Blues Brother. He is mentioned on the Briefcase Full of Blues album.
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I like what I here, I am really glad that transplant worked, such talent!
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Thank God the transplant was good because the loss of this talent would have been huge! In person he's mammouth!
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sunshizzle
Tahoe 2008 shows were good. nite one better than nite two. talked to him, seemed pretty chill
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great entertainer, great guy!
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f.petock
saw him in the house at a party last night he's better than ever!

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