After leading a Santana Tribute Band for more than 15 years, I have played dozens of his songs for hundreds of thousands of audience members. During those performances, it is obvious which songs connect with people more than others. ToREAD MORE

Ask a 6th grader and his grandfather if they’ve heard music by bands like The Beatles, Santana or Van Halen, and it’s likely that they’re both going to answer yes; despite the two-generation, 50-year age gap. Now ask that sameREAD MORE

It was that focus on the basics that really helped to propel my growth as a songwriter. This growth made itself evident in two principal ways. Melody, melody, melody First, when creating the original song, it has forced me toREAD MORE

Naturally, it was much easier said than done, but after a lot of effort, a fair amount of time, and a pretty substantial financial investment on my part, I was able to form a band that offered a fitting tributeREAD MORE

Part 1: In the beginning A number of years ago, if you had told me that I would spend 15 years (so far) in not just a tribute band, but a Santana Tribute band, I would have said you wereREAD MORE