“"The hands find a way to do what the heart wants to say.." ” - Paco DeLucia
Inspired by the guitar of flamenco legend Paco de Lucia, Don Soledad cultivated his sophisticated, soulful sounds in Northern California, beginning with his early guitar studies with the great Spanish flamenco maestros; Mariano de Cordobá and Agustin Ríos – the nephew of legendary guitarist Diego del Gastor.
His studies continued in the Southern region of Spain; Andalucía in the city of Jerez de la Frontera – with guitarist Juan Diego Mateos. Soon thereafter, he was performing shows in San Francisco and the Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries.
As a performer and recording artist, he has worked with talents in a variety of genres including rock singer Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Jazz bassist Kai Eckhardt (John McLaughlin and Garage Mahal), and opening for the late Jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell. As a composer, he has recorded 2 original albums (‘Camino de Seda’ 2006, ‘Soluna’ 2013) and a solo Christmas album entitled (‘December Lullaby’ 2015).
Upon his departure from the West Coast, Don has been a mainstay in the Florida and US professional talent pool performing with his band — The Don Soledad Group and recently winning 1st place at Orlando’s ‘FusionFest 2020’ for ‘Best Musician’ category.
Don's next show at Blue Bamboo is Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 8 PM