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"Inspired, powerful R&B showcases Salgado’ s exceptional range and muscular, soulful vocals”

(Billboard Mag)

CURTIS SALGADO

Chanteur / Compositeur / Harmoniciste reconnu et récompensé a plusieurs reprises, Curtis Salgado chante et joue avec une soul authentique, depuis 1962. Ce vétéran de la musique américaine a toujours su se donner a 100 % pour son public au cours de sa carrière en compagnie des plus grands noms du genre. En 1982, Salgado se lie d’amitié avec Robert Cray et forme ensemble Robert Cray Band. Salgado se trouve alors a partager la scène avec des icônes du Blues tels que Muddy Waters , Bobby Bland et Bonnie Raitt, Willie Dixon, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Albert Collins, Big Walter Horton, and Otis Rush. Curtis part sur la route avec Roomful Of Blues de 1984 à 1986. Dans les années 90, son ami Steve Miller l’invite a ouvrir ses concerts pour une tournée aux US. Une grosse tournée avec Santana s’en suit. Le debut du 21eme siècle ne lui a pas été facile puisqu’il doit se battre contre un cancer du foie et des poumons. Miraculeusement rétabli, Curtis Salgado est prêt a atteindre le plus grand public avec ses débuts chez Alligator Records. Son dernier album « SOUL SHOT » nous montre bien que Curtis est encore et toujours un des plus grands chanteur Soul/ Blues. Vainqueur du Blues Music Award 2010 pour Soul Blues Artiste de l'année , Salgado mêle le Blues, le Funk et R & B sans aucun effort en le servant brut et sincère . Il a été invité a se produire au San Francisco Blues Festival , Chicago Blues Festival , Beale Street Music Festival de Memphis ,Tampa Bay Blues Fest  et le Waterfront BluesFestival parmi bien d’autres a travers le monde.

With a career spanning forty years, award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist/harmonicist/songwriter Curtis Salgado is a one-of-a-kind talent whose music is as compelling as his story. From co-fronting The Robert Cray Band to leading his own band (and recording nine solo albums) to helping transform John Belushi into “Joliet” Jake Blues to touring the country with Steve Miller and Santana, he is a true musical giant. NPR calls him “a blues icon” with a “huge voice.” Salgado earned a reputation for high-intensity performances and a repertoire inspired by his encyclopedic knowledge of soul, blues and R&B music. He won the 2010 Blues Music Award (BMA) for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year and went on to win the award again in 2012 and 2013. In 2013 he also won the coveted BMA for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year—the highest honor the blues world has to offer—and took the statue for Soul Blues Album Of The Year for his Alligator debut, Soul Shot. Blues Revue says Salgado’s music is “triumphant, joyful, blues-soaked R&B” and declared him to be “one of the most soulful, honest singers ever.”

 

The Beautiful Lowdown, Salgado’s new Alligator album, is the singer’s most fearless and adventurous release to date. For the first time in his career, he wrote or co-wrote virtually the entire album himself. He co-produced it along with Marlon McClain and Tony Braunagel and contributed to the horn arrangements and background vocal parts. “My heart and soul are in this,” he says proudly. “I worked my tail off and let the songs lead the way.” As for the title, Salgado explains, “During a recent show, I turned to my guitarist and said, ‘Play something lowdown. But make it beautiful.’ Then I thought, ‘Keep that.’”

 

The Beautiful Lowdown is a major step forward for Salgado. “I wanted to write memorable songs with strong melodies that stick to you, and that’s what’s here.” He arrived at the studio with 17 originals and whittled the list down to 11, adding Johnny “Guitar” Watson’s Hook Me Up to close the set. Each track—from the Van Morrison-esque Nothing In Particular to the funk grooves of My Girlfriend to the driving Hard To Feel The Same About Love to the reggae-tinged Simple Enough—is delivered with the vocal power and passion of a musical master. Living Blues says, “Salgado navigates dynamic soul, swaying balladry, and funky grooves with equal confidence. He is a formidable performer.”