Salvador sings and loves spoken word, but piano and keyboard have always been his mainstays. He is the son of ten-time Grammy winning guitarist Carlos Santana and poet/author Deborah Santana. His maternal grandfather, Saunders King , is an icon of American blues and his paternal grandfather, Jose Santana, is a legendary violinist and mariachi bandleader. Though he incorporates all these threads into his own music, the result is simply a part of the tapestry. In fact, his sound owes more to the modern genres of hip-hop and rap than to Latin or blues styles. Incorporating his baritone voice on lead, band "gang" vocals, and funky rap, Salvador mixes it all into a laid-back, almost trance-like groove that is deceptively simple, but nonetheless compelling.