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Carlos Santana is the Mexican-American legendary artist known for his exceptional musical quality. Santana is known as a rock guitarist of his band eponymously named as Santana. The band is considered as one of the pioneers of rock. The band feverously toured and recorded in the sixties. This band brought rock, salsa and jazz fusion to the music industry. Santana also performed as a solo artist continuing the melodic blues that made their band a legend. Santa has been declared as one of greatest artists of all times by Rolling Stone. He has been a ten- time Grammy Award winner and a three-time Latin Grammy Award winner.

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The music played by Santana has its own distinct identity featuring interesting instruments like timebales and congas. He used melodic, blue based tunes along with African and Latin beats. His sound of music was definitely something new for rock music. He has continued to broaden his horizons in music with a variety of different experiments. He has collaborated with various artists to create a variety of music for his fans. He has been prominent in the music industry for more than four decades now and has come up with a large number of platinum and multi platinum albums.

The earlier influences of Santana included a lot of blues singers including John lee Hooker, Ritchie Valens and BB King. He also considers Jimi Hendrix as well as Mike Bloomfield as his mentors in music. For him, music wasn't a new vocation to opt for; he has always seen his father being associated with music as he was a Mariachi Violinist. He was already playing violin and guitar when he was eight years old. From this time forward Santana has continued to evolve as a musician with exceptional talents. His Guitar playing talents has been enhanced by veteran Tijuana guitarist Javier Batiz.

His professional musical career started with his Blues band Santana. The band Santana consisted of him and his fellow street music pals David Brown and Gregg Rolie. The band was an instant hit for their unique sound quality. Their music skillfully improvised rock, jazz and blues along with Salsa and Latin-African percussions. Their band actively toured all across America with their music and performed some of the most memorable songs of the career. Their performance in Woodstock is one the memorable evenings that remained alive in the minds of their fans for a long time. The band released their first self-titled album with Columbia Records which was a great success.

The list of album released by Santana as part of the band includes Santana, Abraxas, Santana III ,Caravanserai, Welcome, Love Devotion Surrender, Borboletta ,Amigos , Festival, Moonflower ,Inner Secrets, Marathon, Zebop!, Shango, Beyond Appearances, Freedom, Spirits Dancing in the Flesh, Milagro, Supernatural, Shaman, All That I Am and Guitar Heaven: Santana Performs the Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time. These albums are a display of Latin rock at its best. These albums made it into many Latin charts and were certified as platinum and multiplatinum. The albums that were released by Santana as a Solo artist include Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!, Love Devotion Surrender, Illuminations, Oneness: Silver Dreams, Golden Reality, The Swing of Delight, Havana Moon, This Is This!, Blues for Salvador, Santana Brothers, Carlos Santana and Wayne Shorter - Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1988 and Guitar Heaven: Santana Performs the Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time. These albums brought out the best of Santana as a mature musician. Many of his singles like Smooth, Maria Maria, Illegal, Into the Night and No Llores has also added up to his enormously successful career.

Carlos Santana is a powerhouse of talent and creativity. He has given Latin Rock a new face which has been followed by a lot of people but no one does it as well as the man himself. To see this living legend performing live; you better get hold of Carlos Santana tickets now!