Victor Samalot is the Co-founder / guitarist for rock / jazz fusion group Rare Blend (1994-2010) with 5 CD releases receiving college & internet radio airplay and CD sales in the US, Europe, South America, Japan, etc....also receiving rave reviews regionally and worldwide from major publications such as All About Jazz, Jazz Review, 20th Century Guitar magazine, Progression Magazine, Relix Magazine, Akron Beacon Journal, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Scene, and many more..
Since 2009, Victor has been performing as a solo acoustic instrumental guitarist inspired by Jazz stylings, Latin, rock, Ambient and World rhythms.
Some of Victor's Guitar influences are Carlos Santana, Jesse Cook, Craig Chaquico, Ottmar Liebert, Jeff Beck, Phil Keaggy, Jimmy Page, and others....
In 2011, he came out with his first solo acoustic CD entitled "Victor Samalot". When performing live, Victor uses digital looping technology which is a foot-activated device capable of simultaneous recording and playback in real-time creating a one man band sound. [+]