CELSO SALIM INTERVIEW


Do you write out your lyrics? Do you ever change a song’s lyrics in live sets? 

 

In my previous albums I wrote most of the lyrics, with a few collaborators like Rafael Cury, who also co-produced most of my works. In this new album the lyrics were written by Douro Moura and me. I have changed a few of my old lyrics, trying to improve then but in cover songs I never change them.


Who are your influences and heroes? (music-wise)


Muddy Waters, Blind Boy Fuller, Josh White, Elmore James, Blind Willie McTell, Willie Dixon, all the Kings(B.B., Freddie and Albert), Clapton, Hendrix, Johnny Winter and Allman Brothers Band to say a few.



What are you listening to (on iPod, record, cd, bandcamp)?


I listen to a lot of LPs at home. It’s the best sound!

In the car I listen to the radio or ipod.

And I also listen to new stuff on the internet (streaming services)


What should people know about you?


I’m a musician that never stops researching the roots of the Blues, and tries to bring to the fans great songs that are many times forgotten. Also, I’m constantly trying to improve my songwriting so I can reach audiences in a global level.


Do you ever consider to record/do a live album?  


Yes, but I haven’t got a chance yet. It’s definitely in my future plans


What is the furthest show from your home that you have done?


I am currently living in Los Angeles and I have played in Europe before.


What does the next 6 months look like for you?


I’m excited about next months! My latest album got two nominations in the Independent Music Awards 2015, including Best Blues Album, and I’m also getting a lot of radio airplay and really positive reviews about it!


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Thank you for the interview!

I hope I can go soon to Europe and introduce my live show to the Blues fans.




Celso Salim Band - To The End Of Time

 

Dit is alweer het vijfde album van de Braziliaanse gitarist Celso Salim. Voor mij persoonlijk de eerste kennismaking met de Braziliaanse Celso Salim. Wat mij betreft smaakt deze eerste kennismaking naar meer, wat een lekker album is ' To The End Of Time' geworden. Elf nummers lang horen we de veelzijdigheid  van Celso , van akoestische country blues tot big-band soul-blues. En het hele scala aan stijlen wordt moeiteloos en met overtuiging uitgevoerd door de Braziliaanse gitarist die woonachtig is in Los Angeles.

Het album staat vol met heerlijke blues songs die allemaal van hoge kwaliteit zijn. Wat mij betreft steken ' Leave It To The Moon' en het slotnummer van het album ' Rest to My Bones' boven de rest uit. Van de Cels Salim band gaan we ongetwijfeld nog veel horen.