I have only one word to sum up this evening. . . Wow!!!
Too Slim and The Taildraggers opened for Curtis Salgado but it would be completely unfair to say that they were the opening act. If you wanted to party, let loose, and enjoy old school blues then Too Slim Tim lead the way. Complete with Tim Langford’s wailing lead and seductive slide guitars and Polly O’Keary’s thumping, rhythmic bass, Too Slim and The Taildraggers kicked open the evening like a Karate master. Too Slim played with the such passion and excitement that you could not help but have a great time.
Curtis Salgado followed Too Slim and The Taildraggers by taking us on a wondrous journey of Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans blues. Where Too Slim leaped to the stage and grabbed us by the ear, Curtis Salgado caressed us with his smooth, soulful, and sensuous sound.
Hailing from all over the Pacific Northwest, Curtis Salgado was the inspiration for John Belushi’s The Blues Brothers character. Further, Salgado played with Robert Cray for six years, and it showed. Curtis’s band was tight and very professional.
This show and dinner at The Triple Door was a birthday present from my wife and this just proves that I’m the luckiest guy in the world. A huge thank you to Kim for a wonderful evening.
Photographer: John Rudolph