Carlos Santana

Born: July 20, 1947
Autlan de Navarro, Mexico

Carlos Santana comes from a musical background. His father was a mariachi violinist, and taught Carlos to play. And, by the time Carlos arrived in America, he was already playing the guitar and immitating his heroes; B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, and T-Bone Walker. In San Francisco, Santana started the Santana Blues Band. This band grew in popularity and went on to perform at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in 1969. Santana went on to an illustrious career, which he is still reaping the benefits. He has had 14 gold albums and 9 platinum albums, and is receiving more radio airplay now than he's ever seen before.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Songwriter

Hard Rock Early Rock Salsa

Bands That Carlos Santana Has Played For:

Carlos Santana Has Worked With:
Buddy Miles Neal Schon Rob Thomas Lauryn Hill Sarah McLachlan Dave Matthews

Artists That Were Influenced By Carlos Santana:
Ronnie Earl Audley Freed Harvey Mandel Dave Murray Vernon Reid
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