Name: Victor Samalot
Playing (years): 25 Yrs
Style: Jazz , fusion, rock, funk, progressive, new age, latin, etc..
Ibanez & Charvel Electric Guitars
Bently & Alvarez Acoustic Guitars
Yamaha Acoustic / Electric SLG -100S Silent Guitar
Line 6 Pod 2.0
Line 6 Flextone Cabinet
Stewart World 250 Power Amp
D’Addario Strings XL 009-042
Morley Bad Horsie Wah
Endorsements: Currently seeking endorsements.
Released 3 Rare Blend CD’s: Cinefusion (1995), Infinity (2000), Evolution Theory (2002). Also appeared on the following compilations CD’s: More Northern Exposure (Cleveland Music Group -1994). The Jazz Room (Judivor Productions-UK- 2001). North Coast Noel (Rigel Records -2001) In support of the families & victims of 9/11 terrorist attacks. Fret Essential Instrumental Guitar Compilation CD(Hapi Skratch Records – 2004)
Current and upcoming projects:
Performing at various concert festivals in summer 2004. Working on new Rare Blend CD for 2005 release. Also working on my first solo instrumental fusion guitar CD for 2005 release.
Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Phil Keaggy, Neal Schon, Andy Summers, Joe Satriani, Scott Henderson, Larry Carlton, John Scofield, Steve Lukather, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Michael Shenker, and many others..
Most underrated players:
Best musician you’ve ever seen: Al DiMeola, Phil Keaggy
Four words that best describe what you want to get across in your playing:
Feeling, emotion, energy & fire!
Your hero: My Father
To continue writing, recording, and releasing Rare Blend CD’s and working on my first solo project. Also, working on having my music placed for film & T.V.
Victor Samalot / Rare Blend
Cleveland, OH 44109