Tony Lindsay – New Single, Fun in the Sun

If you like rhythm and blues, switched up with horns and driving percussion I highly recommend the new single by Tony Lindsay entitled, Fun in the Sun. Tony’s smooth vocals are complemented by his infectious charm and enthusiasm.

You can order Tony’s engaging new single here.

Tony Lindsay has performed lead vocals with Santana for the past 20 years. When not touring with Santana, he sings for Spang-a-Lang, a local R&B/Jazz/Pop group he founded that has opened for several well-known acts, including Curtis Mayfield, Jr. Walker, Tower of Power, and Average White Band, to name a few. Tony is also a very talented song writer, composer and music arranger.

Check out this solid performer 🙂


Santana’s First Single from the forthcoming Guitar Heaven due 9/21

Clive Davis and Carlos Santana combine their energies with the Santana band and various guest stars for the new collaboration recording, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time (Arista Records), available on September 21st.

The first single is the George Harrison classic, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, which features the beautiful voice of Ms. Indie.arie and the masterful bow of cellist Yo-Yo Ma. I loved it when I read what Olivia Harrison said when she heard this recording, ““Listening to the song,” Olivia Harrison told Carlos, “it made me jump for joy and cry at the same time.”.

The track is available here: (link requires iTunes)

The VIP listening and all star concert takes place in Las Vegas on August 25th when Santana returns for their next extended stay at The Joint at The Hard Rock International Hotel. We hope that there will be something special planned on September 3rd when we get to see Santana live there for the 3rd time this year!

Light and Love!

The Music of Bill Ortiz

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Gregg Rolie, Santana, Woodstock at 40

I found this picture of Santana’s original keyboard artist, Gregg Rolie, on Gregg’s Web site. As a devout Santana fan and  a Woodstock nation member I just had to share it with you on my music blog.

The picture of Gregg Rolie  by Barry Z. Levine, who was one of the official Woodstock photographers. Barry Levine and Linanne G. Sackett collaborated together on a fantastic book, The Woodstock Story Book . You can find the original photograph on page 88 of their book, which they lovingly signed for us at The Gathering of the Vibes in 2009 😉

©2009,  Linanne G. Sackett and Barry Z Levine, All Rights Reserved

My friends on the Moonflower Cafe made me aware that the Gregg Rolie Band has a new CD, Rain Dance, a live CD, which is  available on CD Baby. Below is the CD cover, if you click on the cover image it takes you to the CD Baby order page for the CD and the MP3 download files. It’s a very accurate representation of The Gregg Rolie Band Live whom I have seen and can testify to 🙂Gregg Rolie Rain Dance