Published DateLACONIA — On Friday, February 8 at 8 p.m. Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia, hosts the Blues Award-winning vocalist/songwrite/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado, who sings and plays with soulful authority.
The 2012 Soul Blues Artist of the year, Curtis tours heavily and has performed at Blues Festivals all over the world. Curtis comes to Pitman's with the East Coast Rhythm Aces comprised of some of the Northeast's most formidable Blues talent. With Bruce Bears (Duke Robillard, Little Milton, Susan Tedeschi) on keys, Josh Fulero (John Nemeth, Jerry Portnoy, Boyd Small) on guitar, Brad Hallen (Duke Robilliard, Roomful of Blues, Susan Tedeschi) on bass, & Chris Rivelli (Roomful of Blues, Junior Watson, Janiva Magness) on drums.
Curtis played with up-and-coming guitarist/vocalist Robert Cray and recorded the album "Who's Been Talking." Six years with Robert, led to Curtis sitting in with the likes of Muddy Waters, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Albert Collins and Bonnie Raitt.
Aside from being a tremendous vocalist, Curtis is one of the finest blues harmonica players in the country. In 1979 when John Belushi was filming Animal House, he saw Curtis' Act and loved what he saw. Curtis took the actor under his wing and schooled him on R&B history. Beluschi used a good portion of Curtis' show as the basis for the Blues Brothers Act and their first Blues Brothers Album was dedicated to Curtis.
Admission is $12, doors open at 7:15 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For more information visit www.pitmansfreightroom.com or call 527-0043 or 494-3334.
Curtis Salgado. (Courtesy photo)