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CURTIS SALGADO DEBUTS VIDEO FOR "THE LONGER THAT I LIVE"

[11/30/2020]
CURTIS SALGADO DEBUTS VIDEO FOR THE LONGER THAT I LIVE
Song From Upcoming 2021 Release, Damage Control



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


Award-winning vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter Curtis Salgado, the man NPR calls “an icon” with “a huge voice,” has debuted a new video for his original song, The Longer That I Live. The soul-searching, instantly memorable, street-smart track was written by Salgado, David Duncan and Mike Finnigan, and will be featured on his upcoming album, Damage Control, set for release in early 2021. The song was originally released as a digital-only single in June 2020.

Watch the music video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikRzUBWoUIY

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 his album The Beautiful Lowdown. In total, he has won nine Blues Music Awards, including the B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year. He has toured the world multiple times, playing clubs, concert halls and festivals.

Salgado has always lived life to the fullest, but he's also faced adversity, overcoming multiple health challenges. Both of these things inform The Longer That I Live. He battled back from liver cancer in 2006 and lung cancer in 2008 and 2012. In March 2017 he underwent quadruple bypass surgery. He’s not only come back stronger each time, he’s become a prolific songwriter, going from writing a few songs per album to writing or co-writing full albums of original songs.

“You can dance to them," Salgado says of his songs, "but the words have to carry the weight.”