Apr 13, 2021
Episode 165: Growing up in the Pacific Northwest in the 1960s, Curtis Salgado fell down the rabbit hole of Deep South blues, jazz, soul and R&B and knew it would be his life's work. Now in his mid 60s, he looks back at a life full of happy accidents, earned admiration, survival and awards, including the BB King Entertainer of the Year prize. His new album on Alligator Records is Damage Control, a study in existential poise. Also in the hour, a key Nashville musician who led some of the sessions on that album, piano and organ player Kevin McKendree. He's toured the world with Brian Setzer, Delbert McClinton and more, while writing and producing soul/blues in Music City.