As a teenager during the late 1950’s, Carlos Santana was playing with a variety of bands in clubs and bars along the Tijuana Strip where he was not only exposed to the local music, popular in northern Mexico, but alsoREAD MORE

Before Woodstock, Santana was a relatively unknown band that hailed from San Francisco’s Mission District. Carlos Santana put together the band with keyboardist and singer, Gregg Rolie, in 1966. Playing mostly local gigs, the band was discovered by legendary promotor,READ MORE

Guest post from Lisa Hartman The primal beat of African drums, the sensuality and passion of the Latin sound, the coolness of the blues combined with the intensity of rock. Fuse them together and what to do you get? TheREAD MORE

The crowd was so pumped. You couldn’t stay in your seat because Santana’s beat made you want to get up and dance. When Black Magic Woman transitioned into Oye Como Va, I was hooked on the live concert experience, andREAD MORE

In the last 30 years there’s been a virtual explosion in the amount of tribute bands in the marketplace. Every well-known band (and even some pretty obscure ones!) have at least one, and often many bands that offer a tributeREAD MORE