Carlos Santana â€œBig comeback in 1999 with the Grammy-winning Supernaturalâ€?
Mexican-American award-winning guitarist Carlos Santana is leader of Santana, a band whose music uniquely blends Latin-infused rock, jazz, blues, salsa and African rhythms.
Background and Early Life
“My mom would say ‘OK, we’re poor, but we’re not dirty and filthy, clean the house. She would say, ‘What are you doing?’ And if you say ‘nothing,’ ‘I know! Make yourself useful. Don’t just sit there like a lump. Do something.’” —Carlos Santana
usician Carlos Santana was born on July 20, 1947, in Autlán de Navarro, Mexico. His He was also introduced to a father, Jose, was an accom- variety of new musical plished professional violin- influences, including jazz ist, and as a child Carlos and international folk mulearned to play the instru- sic, and witnessed the growment from his father, though ing hippie movement centered he ultimately didn’t enjoy the in San Francisco in the 1960s. tones he created. He would After several years spent eventually take up the elec- working as a dishwasher in a tric guitar, for which he de- diner and playing for spare veloped an ardent passion. change on the streets, SantaIn San Francisco, the young na decided to become a fullguitarist got the chance to time musician. In 1966, he see his idols, most notably formed the King, perform live. Santana Blues Band, with fellow street musicians David Brown and Gregg Rolie (bassist and keyboard player, respectively).
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