by Don Brown Sr.
The Blues Internet
Las Vegas Jazz n' Blues
Las Vegas Blues Site
Having never heard of or seen Curtis Salgado, I didn't know what to expect. He is a good singer and harmonica player, with a band that can play R&B, reggae and the blues.
From "Why Don't I Care," when Curtis broke out his harp, I knew I was in for a real treat. His versions of "Mule To Ride," "The Harder They Come" (Jimmy Cliff), and "Too Young To Know" (Muddy Waters) were outstanding.
Salgado's band, Brian Ferguson drums, D.K. Stewart keys, Jesse Young guitar, and Tracy Arrington bass, are an excellent backup band.
The second set was even better. It opened with "I Feel So Good." The band then ripped through "I'd Rather Go Blind" and the lullaby "Start Bright Star Light" before the night came to an end. I can only wish that Curtis Salgado and his band come back soon.
Curtis will be at Metro CDs (702.318.3140) for an in store "meet and greet" from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2004. Then it's over to Boulder Station for two shows at the Railhead.
Photography by R.J. Bianchino copyright ©2001-2004 Moondog Productions
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