Curtis Salgado

Day 01

Main Stage

2:00 PM

“Curtis Salgado’s range and power as a vocalist are a tour-de-force… hard-nosed blues, beautifully nuanced R&B, phat and funky” Billboard

Award-winning vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter Curtis Salgado, the man NPR calls “an icon” with “a huge voice,” is revered worldwide for his ability to wring every ounce of soul out of every song he performs. Salgado is famed not only for his powerhouse live shows and ten previous albums, but also for his passionate and insightful original songs. He has been nominated three times for the Blues Music Award for Song Of The Year, winning in 2018 for “Walk A Mile In My Blues” from The Beautiful Lowdown. In total, he has won nine Blues Music Awards, including the B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year. DownBeat calls his songwriting skills “an impressive gift.” Billboard says Salgado’s music is “inspired and powerful.” 

Now, after 40 years of recording, performing, touring and songwriting, Salgado released Damage Control in 2021, his first full band album in four years, and it’s packed with fresh, original material. Salgado has created what he calls “a rock ’n’ roll record with lyrics that hit.” Salgado’s vocals weave, bob and soar, at times jabbing with nuance, and then striking with unlimited power. Of the title track, he says, “Life is all about damage control…trouble and then some. It’s about dealing with what gets thrown at you and saying, ‘I ain’t finished yet.’”

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