The Curtis Salgado Band, (Seattle, Washington) Saturday, March 4, George’s Roadhouse. Tickets available at Ducky's (536-1344, starting Monday, Feb. 6) are $15 in advance and $20 at the door (with a special student price of $10 at the door only, ID required).
Curtis Salgado is a blues musical giant. He has not only won the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award (2013), but multiple Blues awards for best soul blues album, artist, etc; he has been playing for 40 years now and stints include co-fronting the Robert Cray Band, touring with Steve Miller and Santana. He has 9 solo albums to his credit and is one of the finest songwriters on the blues circuit today. His full-force vocals—intense and uninhibited—bring an urgency and edge to his timeless original songs. AllMusic says his music is filled with “greasy grooves and rollicking burners boasting all the confidence and swagger the lyrics convey. “
Victor Wainwright and the Wildroots (Memphis Tennessee), Saturday , April 8, George's Roadhouse .Tickets available at Ducky's (536-1344, starting Monday, Feb. 6) are $15 in advance and $20 at the door (with a special student price of $10 at the door only, ID required).
Victor is the 2016 winner of the B. B. King Entertainer of the Year Award, and the Wildroots won the Band of the Year award, a rare double. Victor is a piano-playing Georgia native who has won Blues awards for his piano playing two years in a row. One of the most exciting piano performers on the roots music scene today, Wainwright has been making a very big name for himself. Known for his raucous, high-octane boogie-woogie performances, Victor is a crowd pleaser with Memphis soul to spare. As American Blues News put it, "he is always entertaining and madly talented. You will never see Victor play a room and not go over with the crowd in a big way." He's backed by the firepower of WildRoots, one of the tightest smokin' bands around.