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Celso Salim Heads to Arcadia

Celso Salim. – Courtesy photo

Celso Salim. – Courtesy photo


Renowned Brazilian bluesman, guitarist, and singer Celso Salim is now living in Los Angeles. Ready to get this new phase of his career rolling in American soil, he is presenting his latest album “To the End of Time” (GRV Discos) – which recently won two Independent Music Awards – Vox Populi, including Best Blues Album and it has been critically acclaimed around the world.

Celso Salim is an artist that can effortlessly cross genre boundaries to create something that is personal and compelling. His music takes on a bevy of genres, mixing deep blues with hints of jazz, soul, honky-tonk, and even touches of classic rock. He is a modern blues man rooted in the past.
Salim started playing guitar at the age of six and by his teens he was focusing on early blues artists. From age 17 to 20, he lived in the United States where he got deeply involved with a variety of American styles including country, folk, jazz, soul, and rock and roll.

Salim has established a solid and productive career, with five solo albums out, becoming one of the busiest and most respected blues artists from Brazil.
In a short period living in Los Angeles, he did openings for Canned Heat & Kim Wilson and, after winning first place in the 2015 Southern California Blues Society (SCBS) battle of the bands, he represented the SCBS at the International Blues Challenge 2016 on Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn.
Salim will be coming to Arcadia on July 1 at the Arcadia Blues Club(16 E. Huntington Drive). Show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door.

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June 22, 2016

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  1. Hi I met Celso when he was about 19 years old, I was trying to put my first band together and had been a back up singer and harmonica player for a band called the Soultones out of Santa Monica California, it didn’t go too well I fired everybody in my first band, and I get a call from this Brazilian kid says I hear you’re looking for a guitar player and said yes I am and ask if he could play for me over the phone on speaker, he started playing and I had goosebumps on the back of my neck, needless to say the band was hot Celso was so good the band kicked butt , i’m honored to be his friend and play on his records, see you in Arcadia , welcome back to America my friend .

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