These folks have been playing music together for 34 years (so you know, it’s got to be good)! They mix traditional music with rock, blues, country, jazz, Irish, pop and bluegrass, just to name a few.

Living legends of California bluegrass. You’ll hear vocals and harmony with lots of humor!

Phil has been a performer since the day he was born in Ventura, California, when he crawled around the stage of his father’s symphony. He has been playing the violin since he was 5 years Old. At the age of 14, he heard and began to play blues and rock fiddle, rebelling against his classical roots.

In his late teens, he began playing a number of genres and has since played with some of the best from each one: rock (Bob Weir, Kenny Loggins, Jimmy Buffett), blues (Nick Gravenites, Pete Sears, Steve Miller), bluegrass (John McEuen, Nick Forster, Peter Wernick), country (Kix Brooks, Zac Brown), folk (Kate Wolf, Jay Ungar), Cajun (Mark Savoy, Steve Riley), Irish (Kevin Burke), and jazz (Bruce Forman, Shelly Burg).

In 1984, Phil started The Phil Salazar Band. Over the last 35 years, the band has become like family and is now called Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk. They have recorded 7 albums, two for the legendary Flying Fish Records, and currently have two on the way, “All That! For This?” and “Acoustic Jam.” Due to their incredible acoustic diversity, they have become fan favorites at concerts and festivals up and down the West Coast, such as Live Oak Music Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Huck Finn Jubilee, Wintergrass, Kate Wolf Music Festival, California Bluegrass Association Festival, Parkfield Bluegrass Festival.

Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk Band Bios

Phil Salazar – Fiddle champion, and teacher of fiddle champsions, recording and touring artist, record producer, bandleader.

"Bob Weir incorporated Phil Salazar, who never met a tune he couldn't instantly enhance." ~ D. J. Palladino, Santa Barbara Independent

Tom Corbett – Guitar, mandolin, vocal. A Southern California “A” List Picker. The funniest guy on stage. 2011 Kerville New Folk Songwriter Finalist and a 2012 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour and toured with John McEuen and Robin and Linda Williams and The Acousticats.

Bill Knopf – Banjo, guitar, vocal. A Southern California “A” List Picker. He’s played with almost everybody and has taught the rest. “You know him, you love him”.

Rick Borella – A Santa Barbara staple for 40 years playing bass, both recorded and toured with The Acousticats.

Bill Flores – Dobra, guitar, accordion. He a is a 9th generation Ventura County resident. He is an "A lister" around here. One the most sought after musicians in the Ventura Santa Barbara area.

The newest member of the band, Elizabeth Rizor, is one of Phil’s prodigies and has been playing violin for 20 years and also working on her doctorate degree University of Santa Barbara.


Saturday May 21, 2022 | 7:00 PM | $25.00

Patrons must be fully vaccinated to attend. Please present card or image of card upon entry. No exceptions. Masks are OPTIONAL.
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