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2020 BLUES – NEW MUSIC FROM ALLIGATOR RECORDS Set for August 21 Release

July 28, 2020

News  New Songs From Upcoming Albums by Curtis Salgado, Chris Cain, Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite, Shemekia Copeland and Selwyn Birchwood Alligator Records will release 2020 Blues — New Music From Alligator Records on Friday, August 21, 2020. The digital-only sampler features fresh material from five to-be-released full albums. The set includes new songs from blues legends…

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SEVENTEEN ALLIGATOR ARTISTS RECEIVE 25 BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS

January 11, 2019

Shemekia Copeland Receives Five Nominations The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling Receives Three In Addition To One Solo Nomination Each Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials Receive Two, as does guitar hero Tinsley Ellis, newcomer Lindsay Beaver and acoustic trio Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz and Giles Robson Selwyn Birchwood, Marcia Ball, Toronzo Cannon,…

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ALLIGATOR RECORDS CURTIS SALGADO AND RICK ESTRIN RECEIVE BLUES MUSIC AWARDS

May 12, 2018

Curtis Salgado Wins Soul Blues Male Artist Of The Year Rick Estrin & The Nightcats Win Band Of The Year Estrin Also Wins Song Of The Year And Traditional Male Artist Of The Year On Thursday, May 10, 2018, The Blues Foundation announced the winners of the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards, the blues world’s…

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CURTIS SALGADO RECEIVES THREE BLUES MUSIC AWARDS

June 2, 2017

The Blues Foundation announced the winners of the 38th Annual Blues Music Awards, the blues world’s highest honors, on May 11 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Soul and R&B singer Curtis Salgado, whose latest CD, THE BEAUTIFUL LOWDOWN, was called “an essential gem” by Blues Music Magazine, received three awards: Soul Blues Album Of The Year for THE…

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CURTIS SALGADO RECOVERING FROM HEART SURGERY

May 9, 2017

ON MARCH 7TH, CURTIS SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK WHILE ON TOUR ON THE EAST COAST. HE WAS TRANSPORTED FROM VERMONT TO AN EXCELLENT MEDICAL FACILITY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. WHILE IN THE CARE OF HIS MEDICAL TEAM, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT HE NEEDED A QUADRUPLE BYPASS. DUE TO HIS MEDICAL HISTORY, CURTIS WAS CONSIDERED A HIGH…

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38th BLUES MUSIC NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

February 9, 2017

CURTIS SALGADO NOMINATED FOR THREE 2017 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS INCLUDING SONG OF THE YEAR FOR “WALK A MILE IN MY BLUES” Click here for more info

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CURTIS SALGADO’S NEW ALBUM “THE BEAUTIFUL LOWDOWN” AVAILABLE IN STORES NOW

September 26, 2016

Salgado’s most fearless and adventurous release to date finds him writing or co-writing all but one song, co-producing and contributing to horn and background vocal parts. With Curtis’ powerful, passionate vocals leading the way on everything from soulful Van Morrison-esque rock to slippery funk, from gritty harp-stoked blues to devastating ballads, the results are nothing…

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2013 BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARD WINNER – “Soul Shot” – Soul Blues Album of the Year

November 4, 2013

THE 2013 BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS WERE ANNOUNCED AT THE GALA AWARDS CEREMONIES AT BUDDY GUY’S LEGENDS IN CHICAGO ON OCTOBER 31ST , 2013. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NOMINEES AND THE WINNERS. 2013 Blues Blast Award Winners Winners in bold and marked with “*” Contemporary Blues Album 4 Jacks – Deal With It Ian Siegal & The Mississippi…

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CURTIS SALGADO WINS THREE 2013 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS

May 11, 2013

CURTIS SALGADO WINS B.B. KING ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR, SOUL BLUES MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AND SOUL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR.

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34th BLUES MUSIC AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

May 10, 2013

CURTIS SALGADO WINS THREE 2013 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS. Blues Music Foundation News

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Curtis Salgado Looking Fondly at a Harmonica. Photo by Jessica Keaveny.