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Delmark Records signed him to record Leaving Here Walking. It was a hit right out of the gate, winning Best Blues Record of the Year

JIMMY BURNS

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.

Singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Jimmy Burns is a contemporary bluesman who combines his Delta roots with R&B and soul to come up with a sound uniquely his own. Burns is a charismatic performer with an expressive, soulful, voice and a melodic guitar style to match.

 

Born near Dublin, Mississippi in 1943, Burns was fascinated by music early on. He loved the sounds coming out of the church, and the blues he heard on the streets. Burns’ sang in church and taught himself how to play guitar while he was still in the Delta. One of his particular favorites was Lightnin’ Hopkins, His oldest brother, renowned Detroit bluesman Eddie Burns, is also a guitarist who played with John Lee Hooker for a number of years before striking out on his own.

 

Burns was 12 when his family moved to Chicago. Within a year he was singing with a gospel group called the Gay Lites. Secular music also beckoned. Living on the Near North Side, he was caught up in the music of The Impressions and Major Lance who would rehearse in a park near his home. In 1959, at the age of 16 he joined The Medallionaires, an established vocal group, and did some recording. Burns was also part of the folk scene in the early 60s. He sang and played guitar at The Fickle Pickle, (booked at that time by Mike Bloomfield), the Gate of Horn, and coffeehouses around town.

 

Delmark Records signed him to record Leaving Here Walking. It was a hit right out of the gate, winning Best Blues Record of the Year, from the National Association of Independent Record Distributors (NAIRD), the French Academie Du Jazz’s Big Bill Broonzy Award, and two W.C. Handy Award nominations. National and international tours followed, as Burns played to enthusiastic audiences in clubs and festivals across the country, and in Europe, Canada, and Japan.

 

With three Delmark albums under his belt, and an upcoming DVD/CD release due in February 2007 Burns is primed to take his soulful, rockin’ blues and R&B to a wider audience. His recently re-formed band includes South and West Side musicians, Anthony Palmer on guitar, E.G. McDaniel on bass, and Bryant "T" Parker on drums. As the Jimmy Burns Band, this tight group of veteran musicians rocks the house all night long.