With Cinco de Mayo happening this weekend I thought it was appropriate to include a Carlos Santana song. He has had an amazing career and has managed to stay relevant for over 40 years – quite an accomplishment. He literally makes his guitar sing. I’ve seen him live a number of times and each time he seems to get better. There are few more enjoyable concert experiences than seeing him and his band play on a beautiful breezy summer night by the water. The vibe on stage is relaxed, joyful and confident. You won’t find a better percussion section anywhere.
I liked the direction he took awhile back when he started collaborating with other artists on albums. Who wouldn’t want to have Carlos as their guitar player? Quite a few seemed to line up at the opportunity. Michelle Branch who is a great talent in her own right worked with him on this song and I never get tired of listening to it. Have a great weekend!
- Santana – Greatest Hits: Live at Montreux (jmixmusic.wordpress.com)
- Carlos Santana announces release date, tracklisting of ‘Shape Shifter’ (digitalspy.co.uk)
- Carlos Santana & Band Featured In Video Interviews & Music Gear Catalog Cover (prweb.com)
- Santana Then and Now (musicofourheart.me)
- The Allman Brothers Band and Santana To Share Stages This Summer (wcbsfm.radio.com)