Santana @ Madison Square Garden

“We’re exalting the spirits up here of Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix up here” – Carlos Santana


MANHATTAN, NY—Santana band put on a fiery performance that ignited a maelstrom of junglfied Africana riffs and some oozy Hammond organ over the melodic thunder of guitarist Carlos’ …

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Santana @ Forest Hills Stadium

Carlos Santana was born in Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico. There he learned to play the violin at age five and the guitar at age eight under the tutelage of his father, a mariachi musician. The family moved to Tijuana, Mexico, and then San Francisco, California, and Santana became a …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: One-On-One With Carlos Santana

Las Vegas, Nevada—Far away from the glitz and glamour of the Strip is a non-descript area of low-ceilinged buildings that from afar look like warehouses. It’s so set off from the hub of the bub that my taxi driver had a hard time finding it. Once inside, though, the “warehouse” …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Santana & Heart

Shape Shifter (Starfaith Records) is the 36th album in 44 years for guitar hero Carlos Santana…and it’s the album I’ve been waiting for. He seemed to be coasting on 2010’s Guitar Heaven where he did up some played-out rock chestnuts by Led Zep, Cream, Ringo, Doors and Purple. And that …

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