"Who was that funny little man?
"Phil Salazar… local fiddle legend."
Phil Salazar and Jonathan's CD "A Tribute To Jerry Garcia."
"It's a sure bet he'd [Jerry] like his songs given
a bluegrass treatment…"
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
If the Success of your Current CD matched your talent It will be a hot hit...Good Luck. I've always been proud to say "Yes, I have played with the great Phil Salazar."
Roz and Howard Larman,
Folkscene - KPFK Pacifica Radio LA
"Phil Salazar's wizardry on the fiddle is evident
whether he is playing bluegrass, swing or jazz. The
genius of Phil's fiddle playing sparkles with creativity
United Press International
"Garcia… would undoubtedly have enjoyed the
take on some of Garcia's favorites on this" on "A Tribute
To Jerry Garcia" CD. "
Marie Poll, Los Angeles
folk concert promoter
"One of the most dazzling electrifying bluegrass
bands… [The Phil Salazar Band] They play with
roof-raising precision and wonderful good humor."
Grateful Dead Productions
"Salazar and McEuen have created a wonderful CD
with all the songs we associate with Jer. This is so
David Gans, "The
Grateful Dead Hour" national radio show
"Great," "Eyes of the World" from
"A Tribute To Jerry Garcia" sounded great
on my show.
VCReporter, Local magazine
about what's happening around Ventura County (California).
Voted most popular music teacher
Ventura County (California)
Star Free Press
The fiddling of Salazar warmed to a fever pitch, with
Salazar fiddling in every possible configuration and
making it all look, if not easy, at least great fun."
"Dazzling California Bluegrass."
Dirty Linen, The magazine
of the folk music world
"A highly gifted instrumentalist."
After just meeting Dirk, The top band leader in Cajun
music world, while sitting in with his band at the Simi
Valley Cajun Festival, CA (at the request of his fiddler
Kevin Wimmer), Dirk lean over to me and said "You've
played this music before." Simi, CA 2000
From Cyrus Clarke's Bio
"Phil Salazar is a master fiddler who straddles
the borders between traditional bluegrass and contemporary
sound. He is a southern California veteran who has fielded
his own band, produced several recordings, and created
the blazing twin fiddle sound of the Acousticats."
From Acadiana's Bio
"Sure, he could play Mozart symphonies. Beethoven
even. But you got to have more than the classics when
you are Fiddlin' Phil Salazar! Fiddle champion Phil
Salazar is Acadiana's playful spirit. He plays his fiddle
forwards, backwards, and all around the room. Phil is
a fiddle favorite and has been sought out from all over
by many fiddle students for his unique style of teaching.
Phil does lots of studio work, performs with lots of
musicians over the years. He's hot! And he adds that
heat to Acadiana!"