Street Guitarist Damian Salazar Plays Deep Purple's "Highway Star" — Video

Back in March, we ran a hugely popular video of young Argentinian street guitarist Damian Salazar blowing minds (but, oddly, not turning too many heads) with his high-speed fretboard antics on a busy Buenos Aires street corner.

Since then, Salazar has released an all-instrumental studio album, Desert, which is available through CD Baby right here. It features his unique takes on "Sultans of Swing," "Hotel California," "Stairway to Heaven," "Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2" and more.

Below, we present a brand-new video of Salazar performing the Eagles' "Hotel California," followed by a recent performance video of his version of "Highway Star." Although this Deep Purple classic does not appear on Desert, it is a mainstay of Salazar's impressive street-corner sets.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.