2010 Edmonton Blues Festival: Curtis Salgado
From Portland Oregon, harmonica player, songwriter and singer Curtis Salgado blurs the lines between blues and soul music.
When he performs, he draws every drop of emotion out of the music, as if his life depends on it. And for Curtis Salgado, it does. Two years ago he was diagnosed with liver cancer and told he had eight months to live, unless he got a liver transplant which would generate medical bills upwards of half a million dollars. With no health insurance and few funds, the man who is one of America's finest blues/soul singers needed a little help from his friends. When your friends and admirers include the likes of Steve Miller, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal, you've got a fighting chance. Numerous benefits were held in multiple cities including a benefit concert featuring Miller, Cray, Taj Mahal, The Phantom Blues Band, Everclear and Little Charlie & The Nightcats.
Curtis got his transplant, though there were a few twists and turns in the road before that happened.
A little less than two years after his initial diagnosis, Curtis was able to record Clean Getaway,
his latest album whose title has an obvious double meaning.
Salgado's set was the Sunday night closer at the 2010 Edmonton Labatt Blues Festival.
For the crowd that night, it wasn't a concert; it was a conversion.
* Curtis Salgado - vocals, harmonica
* Tracy Arrington - bass, vocals
* Lloyd Jones - guitar
* Dave Fleschner - keyboards
* Russ Kleiner - drums
* Dave Mills - trumpet
* Gary Harris - saxophone
* Margarett Linn - backing vocals
* LaRonda Steele - backing vocals
Track Listing for this Concert
1 Clean Getaway Curtis Salgado (composer) 5:56
2 Who's Lovin You Robinson (composer) 8:43
3 Nobody But You unknown (composer) 4:01
4 I Can't Stop Lovin You Lloyd Jones (composer) 3:20
5 Too Loose Curtis Salgado (composer) 17:40
6 I'm Gonna Forget About You Ov Wright (composer) 3:55
7 Born All Over Johnny Copeland, D. Malone (composers) 6:42
8 Twenty Years of BB King Curtis Salgado (composer) 5:35
9 Sweet Jesus Budda The Doctor Mathias Baumann, Curtis Salgado (composers) 15:31
I recorded this one from a CBC podcast
recorded as a wave then rip as MP3 320