The glow of a career in music began when Cray was a teen, and in 1974 it burst into flames as the Robert Cray Band came together in Eugene, Oregon. How strong was the fire? “Richard (Cousins) and I didn’t own a vehicle, and we were staying with his girlfriend in Eugene. We hitched a […]
Here is a list of bands that Curtis Salgado played in while living in Eugene Oregon.
Active Years: 1972-1974 Genre: Blues Members: Curtis Salgado – Vocals Rob Thomas – Guitar Joel Rice -Guitar Randy Reece – Sax and Flute Steve Moser – Bass Dave Stewart – Piano Bobby Bieser – Drums They played at the Roman Forum, Cascade Club, around the U of O. They lived in a band house on […]
Robert Cray and Richard Cousins arrive in Eugene, Oregon in 1974 and launch the Robert Cray Band. Active Years: 1974 – Present Genre: Blues Original Members Robert Cray – vocals & guitar Richard Cousins – bass Tom Murphy – drums Rocky Manzanares – harmonica Later Years Robert Cray – vocals & guitar Richard Cousins – bass David […]
aka: Nighthawks, Double Trouble Active Years: 1974-1977 Genre: Blues Base Location: Eugene, Oregon Crayhawks Lineup: Richard Cousins – Bass (also played in Foghorn Leghorn from Tacoma) Robert Cray – Guitar, Vocals Dave “Thor” Olson – Drums Curtis Salgado – Harp, Vocals Dave “D.K.” Stewart – Piano, Vocals Their run was about ’74 to ’77. They were a s$#* hot outfit of […]
aka: Crayhawks, Double Trouble Active Years: 1974-1977 Genre: Blues Base Location: Eugene, Oregon Nighthawks Lineup: Jim Cochran -Guitar (also played in The Following Year) Ritch Kesey – Bass Dave “Thor” Olson – Drums (also played in Robert Cray Band) Curt Salgado – Harp, Vocals (also played in Robert Cray Band) Frank Spiecker – Guitar (also played in The Palace Meat […]
Curtis Salgado grew up in Eugene, Oregon. By his early 20s, Salgado was already making a name for himself in Eugene’s bar scene with his band The Nighthawks, and later as co-leader of The Robert Cray Band. In 1977, comedian/actor John Belushi was in Eugene filming Animal House. During downtime from production, Belushi caught a typically […]