We’re avid fans of both Chicago Blues giant Nick Moss and legendary vocalist Curtis Salgado at the American Blues Scene, so when we found out that Curtis would be joining Nick on a series of concerts in the Chicago area, we had to let folks know!
May 13, 2011 — Blue Bella recording artist Nick Moss welcomes his friend and colleague Curtis Salgado to perform with his band, The Flip Tops (Travis Reed, Nik Skilnik and Patrick Seals) for a string of Chicago performances centered around the 28th Annual Chicago Blues Festival.
Singer/songwriter/harmonica player Curtis Salgado’s illustrious career spans decades, and he has played a major role in the evolution of the modern blues scene. He was the inspiration for John Belushi’s creation of The Blues Brothers. He coined the phrase “Master of the Telecaster” for Albert Collins. He sang lead vocals and played harmonica with the Robert Cray Band, was frontman for the national blues act, Roomful of Blues, and toured for a summer in ’95 as vocalist and harmonica player with Santana. Winner of the 2010 Blues Music Award for “Best Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year,” Salgado now tours the world with his own stellar band, but is taking the weekend off to make this special appearance with his friend, Chicago’s own Nick Moss.
Wed, June 8 – Buddy Guy’s Legends
NARAS Blues Festival Kickoff Party
6pm to midnight (700 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL) with Billy Branch, The Brooks Family (Lonnie, Ronnie and Wayne), Carlos Johnson, Cathy Richardson, Deitra Farr, Matthew Skoller, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, PLUS a Pinetop Perkins tribute by Barrelhouse Chuck, Erwin Helfer, Kenny Smith, Willie Smith, Little Frank and others. Hosted by Big Llou Johnson from Sirius XM’s B.B. King’s Bluesville! $10 for NARAS Member*; $30 non-members *Join The Recording Academy (NARAS): http://www.grammy365.com/join/membership-types www.buddyguy.com
Thurs, June 9 – Chuck’s Southern Comfort Café – 8:00 pm
(6501 W. 79th Street, Burbank, IL) Celebrated Chef Chuck Pine will be serving up great slow-cooked BBQ, some with a Mexican flare, which he developed during his time working under the award-winning chef Rick Bayless, whom you’ve probably seen grace your television set on more than one occasion. Get there early enough to eat, and stick around for a SMOKIN’ set of blues by Nick Moss & the Flip Tops with special guest Curtis Salgado!
Friday, June 10 – House Of Blues / Back Porch Stage – 9:30 pm
(329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL) Always a great time here, hangin’ on the back porch… Great food and valet parking available.
Saturday, June 11 – Buddy Guy’s Legends – 11:00 am
(700 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL) Blues Brunch featuring Nick Moss & the Flip Tops with Curtis Salgado! Before you head over to the fest, grab some breakfast and take in your first set of great blues for the day! $15 cover includes breakfast buffet and music!
Saturday, June 11 – Windy City Blues Society “Street Stage” – 4:20 pm
For the second year in a row, The Windy City Blues Society will host a stage of blues talent rivaling any festival stage anywhere… Head over about 4pm for more great blues by Nick and Curtis – every set is different! Don’t miss!
Saturday, June 11 – Rosa’s Lounge – 10:00 pm
(3420 W. Armitage, Chicago, IL) End your Saturday night at “Chicago’s Friendliest Blues Lounge”! Mama Rosa will be serving up cold beer and other tasty concoctions to compliment the hot blues you’ll be digging… You never know who will show up on a night like this, so be sure to get there and get a seat… and bring your camera!
Sunday, June 12 – Annual Jazz Record Mart Brunch – 10am to noon
(27 E. Illinois, Chicago) Don’t miss this amazing event… blues in an intimate setting – and the opportunity to browse & buy at The World’s Largest Jazz & Blues Shop – the infamous Jazz Record Mart. Performers include Dave Specter, Tail Dragger, Rockin’ Johnny, Nick Moss, Curtis Salgado, James Kinds, Demetria Taylor and others! For more info call JRM: 312-222-1467.
Sunday, June 12 – The Chicago Blues Festival / Pepsi Front Porch– 1:00 pm
(SW Corner – Jackson Blvd & Columbus Dr.) The pinnacle of the whole weekend! Nick Moss & the Flip Tops return to The World-Famous Chicago Blues Festival stage… And Nick’s proud to have Curtis Salgado with him! Visit the website for more info: