On the heels of releasing his best CD yet, Soul Shot (Alligator), Curtis Salgado will take a brief tour break to deal with a tumor found in his lung. Alligator Records reports that Salgado will undergo surgery in Portland, Ore., on July 18.
“Salgado will be hospitalized for a period of four to six days,” according to the Alligator press release, “and will require a recovery time of up to four weeks. Salgado and his doctors anticipate a complete recovery.” Cancelled tour dates are expected to be made up in the fall.
The Hullabaloo Music & Camping Festival is working on a new headliner for its Soul Salvation & Blues Appreciation Sunday, Aug. 5. Promoter and Kris Lager Band bassist Brandon Miller says there will be a replacement act that will be an appropriately soulful wrap up to the second annual three-day Hullabaloo festival. See hullabaloomusicfestival.com. The event kicks off Friday, Aug. 3, at River West Park, 233rd & West Maple.
Karp, Foley & The Nighthawks
Thursday, July 5, 5:30 p.m. The 21st Saloon presents a great double bill of internationally recognized blues acts. Peter Karp and Sue Foley are rockin’, sexy, full of fire and fine musicianship, touring in support of their latest disc Beyond the Crossroads (Blind Pig Records). See suefoley.com. They open for Washington D.C.’s The Nighthawks whose world-class blues has made them a legend on the blues scene for nearly 40 years. See thenighthawks.com.
The Sunday Roadhouse brings gritty roots-soul artist Grant Peeples to The Side Door Lounge Sunday, July 8, 5 p.m. The Florida-based songwriter-guitarist has a new disc out called Prior Convictions, produced by Gurf Morlix, that is topping Folk/Roots charts in the U.S. Peeples’ voice has the growl and edge of artists like Tom Waits or Leonard Cohen and his writes poetic, wry, even sly and often-irreverent lyrics rooted in his Southern Gothic heritage. See sundayroadhouse.com.
Legendary guitarist Dick Dale plays The Waiting Room Friday, July 6.
Candye Kane’s band featuring Laura Chavez is scheduled for The 21st Saloon next Thursday, July 12. The Zoo Bar 39th Anniversary kicks off with Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit Sunday, July 8, 6-9 p.m. Tinsley Ellis and Brad Cordle Band are scheduled Monday, July 9, 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King are featured, 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, Samantha Fish and Sons of 76 are on the bill. See zoobar.com.