Curtis Salgado's musical journey began with his birth in Everett, Washington, in 1954. His family moved to Eugene, Oregon when he was one and he grew up there listening to jazz, and to his father, an aspiring singer of classical music.
His ambitions coalesced when, at age 12, he saw Count Basie's band perform in Eugene. Curtis became a part of the burgeoning Northwest blues scene starting in 1972 with a band called Three-Fingered Jack. Aside from being a tremendous vocalist, Curtis is one of the finest blues harmonica players in the country.
In 1979, when John Belushi was in Eugene filming Animal House, he caught Curtis' act and liked what he heard and saw. Curtis took the actor under his wing and schooled him on blues and R & B history, which Belushi soaked up like a sponge, and used a good portion of Curtis' show as the basis for the Blues Brothers act he and Dan Akroyd put together. The first Blues Brothers album was dedicated to Curtis.
The Eugene Hilton will be offering guest room and ticket packages starting at $139.00, plus applicable fees. Reservations are strongly recommended.
In addition, the Eugene Hilton will be offering a fabulous Seafood Buffet in Skinner's before the show. The buffet will offer a vast array of Northwest Seafood. Reservations are strongly recommended.
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Advance concert tickets can be purchased through TicketsWest - http://ticketswest.rdln.com/
21 and over please
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