It'll be music heaven Aug. 1-2 when bluesman Curtis Salgado and Tim "Too Slim" Langford and his Taildraggers rock The Roxy Bar in downtown Kennewick.
Salgado performs Aug. 1 and Too Slim and the Taildraggers hits the stage Aug. 2. Showtime for both shows is 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Tickets to Salgado's show cost $22 and cover for the Taildraggers is from $12 to $16. Tickets are available at ticketfly.com.
Langford and Salgado are Tri-City favorites, having performed here several times in the past.
Salgado has been mixing R&B, soul, funk and blues since the 1960s and adds to his style by playing a mean harmonica as well. He's a past recipient of the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award, as well as a mulititude of other music awards.
His latest album, Soul Shot, was named soul blues album of the year in 2013 by Blues Blast Music magazine.
Salgado also hasn't let past bouts with cancer interfere much with his music career.
He was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2006. Another cancerous spot was discovered on his lung a year later. He survived both bouts with surgery and told the Herald in an earlier story that he sees himself as a fortunate cancer survivor.
"I feel blessed to still be able to play the music I love," Salgado said.
So far, his cancer has not returned and he remains healthy and positive about his future.
Langford's 16th album, Anthology, is a collection of songs produced in Nashville under the guidance of Grammy-winning producer Tom Hambridge. It was nominated for rock blues album of the year by Blues Blast Music magazine. The magazine holds its annual awards in October.
Langford has an eclectic and easy style that crosses over several music genres from rock to blues. And he is noted for his savvy on the slide guitar.
He has earned music awards for best guitarist, best slide guitarist and best songwriter from Northwest blues societies. His last album, Blue Heart, reached No. 3 on the Billboard top blues album chart in 2013.
Langford's music also has been featured on the MTV series The Real World and Road Rules.
-- Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @dorioneal