Lead by Carlos Santana, Santana (the band) was formed in the late 1960's. They rose to fame after their performance at Woodstock in 1969. Carlos Santana is a Mexican American guitarist with 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards to his name. Carlos Santana plays Blues, but his music is often very melodious and a mixture of rock, salsa and jazz with its roots laid in Latin music. The band Santana has a Latin based sound to their music and have been active since 1967. The band initially called themselves 'Carlos Santana's Blues Band' but over time they became known as Santana and they went along with the name. Initially the bands lineup consisted of Tom Fraser on guitars and vocals, Carlos Santana as the lead guitarist, Mike Carabello handling percussion, David Brown on bass guitars and Gregg Rolie playing the organ.
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Over the time the band has undergone several changes to the lineup and all the members can not be listed here. The current lineup consists of Tony Lindsay and Victor Lasic on Vocals, Freddie Ravel on the Keyboards, Tommy Anthony and Carlos on the Guitars, Chris Shwegler on Bass guitars and Dennis Cambers on the drums. Out of all the awards that Carlos Santana has received, 8 Grammys and 3 Latin Grammys were received because of Santana the band. In 1998, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The bands first album was called as 'Santana' and was a massive hit. The next two albums that followed were also commercially successful namely, 'Abraxas' and 'Santana III'. Over the four decades that they have been playing they have released around 24 studio albums and many singles. The bands most successful album was Supernatural. Supernatural sold over twenty-seven million copies worldwide and the peak position it achieved in all popular charts was one. They have also released a lot of collaboration and compilation albums. Overall, the band have sold over a hundred million copies and for their work in Latin Rock and the mixture of Latin rock and other genres has not only earned them a name in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as mentioned earlier, but has also earned them the fifteenth spot in the Rollingstone's list of Greatest Guitarists of all time. Some of the bands famous singles are 'Smooth', 'Maria Maria', ' The game of love','Illegal' and 'Into the night'. The bands most recent releases are 'While my Guitar gently weeps' which is a remake of an old song and 'Photograph' which features Chris Daughtry (American Idol winner).
Santana consider blues artist B.B King as a great influence and furthermore, John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green and Mike Bloomfield as major influences on their music. Santana faced a downtime in the 1990's and their album sales were so low that at the end of the decade they had no contract, but at this time they were helped by Arsita Records' Clive Davis and they let Santana record another album. This was Supernatural. Supernatural marked Santana's return to the commercial music scene. After the release of Supernatural the band came out with Shaman which, although was not as successful as Supernatural, was succesful and some singles from the album made it to good positions on the charts. Santana's live performances feature as much as 15 performers. All having different instruments and creating incredible sound. Santana performed at the 'American Idol','Athens Olympic Center','The Hard Rock Cafe' and the Philips II stadium in Skopje. The band will be touring again with a big team appearing on stage.
Carlos Santana has personally said that he does not play music the way he does to win Grammys or make money. He says that the essence of music is the way it touches people and he wants music to touch people's heart and help them with their life. Santana playing live is definitely a treat for anyone who likes music. No matter what genre you are into, Santana will always entertain you because they mix and fuse different genres together whilst keeping a Latin sound and entertain any type of crowd they get. So if you are a new fan and have just started following Santana and started listening to their music, grab your cheap Santana tickets today. If you have been a Santana fan since you started listening to music, which is more likely, and want to see them perform on the stage, get your Santana tickets online today and make sure you do not miss out on the action.
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