Making music together for over 2 decades, Brazilian guitarist Celso Salim and California harmonica player Darryl Carriere present “About Time” – their first record in collaboration. Released by Wide Tracks Recordings, the long-awaited album features 10 original compositions and was produced by Mike Hightower and Celso himself.

“About Time” presents a soulful blend of guitar & harmonica sounds with inspired performances and exciting compositions rooted in deep blues with hints of Rock, Country & Soul music. The album has 10 original tracks and features a rock-solid rhythm session with Mike Hightower on bass/harmony vocals & David Kida on drums along with Darryl on harmonica/lead vocals and Celso on guitars, harmony vocals & lead vocals on some tracks.

Celso Salim has 6 solo albums, won 3rd place at the 2019 International Blues Challenge and has 5 Independent Music Awards including one for best blues album. He toured with Larry McCray, performed with Magic Slim & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, opened for B.B. King, Deep Purple, Canned Heat, John Hammond, Joe Bonamassa and most recently collaborated with guitarists Johnny Stachela (Allman Betts Band) and Artur Menezes. In Brazil, he has established a solid solo career and was also known for his acoustic duo with bassist Rodrigo Mantovani, as well as his work with two top Brazilian blues acts: Ari Borger Quartet & Sergio Duarte Blues Band. Celso re-located to Los Angeles in 2014 becoming one of the busiest and most respected guitarists in Southern California.

Winner of the 2019 IBC’s Lee Oskar harmonica award, Darryl Carriere was recently featured at the 2nd Harp Fest along with Mitch Kashmar & RJ Micho. Born and raised in Santa Monica, CA, Darryl started picking up the harmonica at the age of 12 influenced by his school friend Lester Butler of the band The Red Devils and never been apart from the instrument since. Throughout a long career he played in several bands including The Soultones & PCH Band, performed with Corey Stevens, Preston Smith and Robbie Krieger (The Doors) and is known for his collaborations with legendary drummer & producer Gary Mallaber (Van Morrison & Steve Miller Band).

On live shows, Celso & Darryl present a powerful repertoire displaying great musical chemistry with high energy performances that have been captivating audiences everywhere