Created in The Mission district of San Francisco in 2006 Salsa Blanco is made up of 10 songs written by Gregory Howe with some help from multi instrumentalist and musical compatriot Matt Montgomery, trombonist Mike Rinta, Trumpeter, Tim Hyland, and singers Lisa Rein and Nathalie Sanchez.
Gregory Howe founded Wide Hive Records in 1996. While primarily active as producer, mixer, and composer, Howe also performs guitar, synthesizer, turntable, voice and percussion on many recordings. From 1996 to 2011 Howe recorded and released albums for Dissent, Calvin Keys, Phil Ranelin (Pharoah Sanders, Henry Franklin, Big Black), Wide Hive Players and the incomparable artist and guitarist Larry Coryell.
Matt Montgomery plays the bass, writes music, and plays piano/keyboards. He has performed and/or recorded with Faye Carol, Calvin Keys, Larry Coryell, Mark Levine, Phil Ranelin, singer/songwriters Cass McCombs, Greg Ashley, Adam Stephens (of Two Gallants), Grammy-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli, and many more.
Nathalie Sanchez is the primary voice behind dissent. Working with Gregory Howe, she created three albums: dissent, Swap Meet Seers, and Primal Deconstruction. She has collaborated with Kaskade, GE-Ology, Tommy Guerrero, DJ Boogie, Headnodic, and Ticklah.