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Part 2 of the spirited conversation with a true legend is here! The hang that Curtis and I had couldn’t be contained in one episode. I can’t WAIT to get to part 2 of the live chat w/Curtis. Join us to be a part of it!

Award-winning vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter Curtis Salgado, the man NPR calls “an icon” with “a huge voice,” is revered worldwide for his ability to wring every ounce of soul out of every song he performs. Salgado is famed not only for his powerhouse live shows and ten previous albums, but also for his passionate and insightful original songs. He has been nominated three times for the Blues Music Award for Song Of The Year, winning in 2018 for Walk A Mile In My Blues from The Beautiful Lowdown. In total, he has won nine Blues Music Awards, including the B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year. DownBeat calls his songwriting skills “an impressive gift.” Billboard says Salgado’s music is “inspired and powerful.” Now, after 40 years of recording, performing, touring and songwriting, Salgado is back with Damage Control, his first full band album in four years, and it’s packed with fresh, original material.

“Glorious and memorable… Salgado’s voice is center stage just as it should be. Highly recommended” – Blues & Rhythm UK

“Salgado’s vocals are soulful beauty. Fresh, unexpected, authentic, percolating…perfectly executed… simply delicious” – Living Blues

“Salgado inspires chills. Upbeat and original…poignant and wise with a great sense of humor” – Blues Music Magazine

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Ramble On is Portland, Oregon’s most popular Led Zeppelin tribute.

Lead singer Rich Ray nailed the high tenor vocals made famous by Robert Plant, with all the power and soul one would expect from seeing Led Zeppelin their prime.

Virtuoso axe man Steve Adams plays the part of Jimmy Page to perfection..complete with the double-neck guitars, violin bows, and ripping solos.

Chael Emmett was heroic on bass and keys, a la John Paul Jones, while drummer Merrill Hale anchored the rhythm section with master chops and an authentic set of Ludwig Vistalites to boot.

As one of the most remarkable bands honoring perhaps the greatest rock & roll band on the planet, Ramble On have done just that (rambled on), but we are going to catch up with the guys on their current situations, funny stories from those days of tribute, and other shenanigans. Come join us!

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Damian Erskine is known for his ability to fit into most any musical situation, extraordinary reading and improvising skills as well, as being an educator and columnist.

He has played in the studio or on the stage with • Peter Erskine • Gino Vannelli • Vince Mendoza and the WDR Big Band • The Jaco Pastorius Big Band • Les McCann • Skerik Band • Jeff Lorber • The Buddy Rich Alumni All-Star Band • Bob Sheppard • John Beasley • George Colligan • Vardan Ovsepian • Antonio Hart • Charmaine Neville • and many others as well as being featured on the GospelChops.com “Shed Sessionz Vol. 1” DVD. Damian is an adjunct professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

In addition, he regularly teaches abroad with JEA (Jazz Education Abroad) in Shanghai, Bangkok, Cyprus and Beirut. Additionally, he has taught in the US at Gerald Veasley’s Bass Bootcamp, the National Guitar Workshop and Berklee College of Music’s Guitar Week. Damian is also a regular contributor to the popular bass education site, scottsbasslessons.com.

Damian has written for Bass Player Magazine, Bass Musician Magazine, as well as continuing to maintain a popular weekly column at NoTreble.com. Damian has also authored two books, “Right Hand Drive” and “The Improvisor’s Path”.

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There’s something magical about the combined voices of twin dynamos Darcy and Christie Bradley. Mick Fleetwood knows what’s up… he chose to have them performing at his venue for NYE in Maui, Hawaii. We chatted live about their inspired upbringing, how they find balance, and they treat us to a couple of great holiday songs!

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