A Concert for Curtis...
By Uncle Ray Varner
Apparently, the benefit originally scheduled for the Schnitzer Auditorium on June 12th has been scrapped.
For Tuesday, June 13th at 7:30 PM, the Rose Quarter will be in it's "Theatre in the Clouds" configuration. A bit more intimate...it will accomodate you and about seven thousand of your closest friends.
Prices range from $35.00 to $250.00. The $250.00 ticket gets you into the after concert party. The bill now includes: The Curtis Salgado Band, Steve Miller, Robert Cray, Everclear, Phantom Blues Band, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, and possibly more.
The Phantom Blues Band includes, among others, Mike Finnegan, formerly of Finnegan and Wood, Joe Sublett (sax), and Denny Freeman (guitar), both formerly of Austin's Cobras. The Cobras were founded by Paul Ray, and some notables passed through this fine band. A couple of their alumni included Stevie Ray Vaughn and monster vocalist Junior Medlow. All of the Phantoms are highly sought after sidemen and studio guys with roots in Texas and other parts of the Southwest.