By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Portland icon had mild heart attack on Tuesday while on tour
UPDATE: Friday, Mar. 9, 8:00pm
Curtis Salgado underwent a successful quadruple bypass surgery today in Boston following a heart attack earlier in the week. He is said to be resting comfortably this evening.
Portland blues and soul icon Curtis Salgado was admitted to a Boston area hospital on Tuesday after having a mild heart attack and will undergo triple bypass surgery on Friday.
In a statement from Alligator Records, Salgado's manager Shane Tappendorf said, "We expect the surgery to be successful and anticipate a full recovery.
Salgado, 63 , has been on tour making an East Coast swing and was scheduled to perform this weekend. All public performances through May have been cancelled.
However, Salgado still hopes to perform in Memphis on May 11 at the 2017 Blues Music Awards where he has been nominated in three top categories related to his 2016 release "The Beautiful Lowdown". He has been nominated for Album of the Year, Soul Blues Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year (Walk a Mile in My Shoes).
Tom D'Antoni talked with Salgado last spring in his Coffeeshop Conversations series about the album.