God Bless You and Yours This Evening.
Tone and Respect to The Magic of Santana.
The Magic of Santana is Europe’s premier Santana show, now featuring Original Members of Carlos Santana’s band. This show was the first Tony Lindsay, one of the two lead singers of present day Santana has ever performed with a Santana “tribute” band. More importantly it was the first time in over twenty years that Tony Lindsay and Alex Ligertwood have shared a stage together.
It was magical.
Alex Ligertwood was Lead Vocalist for Santana from 1979-1994. He has also performed with The Jeff Beck Group, Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, the Average White Band, Narada Michael Walden, David Sancious, and others.
The Magic of Santana is also the first Santana “tribute” band Alex has ever performed with since leaving Carlos Santana in 1994.
Tony Lindsay is an 11x Grammy Winner and has been the Lead Vocalist for Santana since 1991. He has worked with Aretha Franklin, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls, Steve Winwood and Curtis Mayfield, and others.
Recorded LIVE at the Kurhaus, Bad Fallingbostel, Oct 13th, 2012.
I have seen Derek Trucks play with Carlos Santana at Mohegan Sun in 2008 and then twice last year when Santana played with The Allman Bros. Band in New Jersey and Hartford. Each performance was moving.
This collaboration is my favorite as it features husband and wife, Derek Trucks with Susan Tedeschi in, “Make Somebody Happy”, written by Carlos Santana and Alex Ligertwood. Performed in July 2011 at Montreux.
SANTANA Live At Auditorium Stravinski,
Montreux Jazz Festival Switzerland
July 2, 2011
Line up :
Carlos Santana – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Raul Rekow – Congas, Percussion & Vocals
Karl Perazzo – Percussion & Vocals
Benny Rietveld – Bass
Dennis Chambers – Drums
Tony Lindsay – Vocals
Andy Vargas – Vocals
Bill Ortiz – Trumpet
Jeff Creesman – Trombone
Tommy Anthony – Guitar & Vocals
David K. Mathews – Keyboards
Featuring Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks
- Tedeschi and Trucks: Married to the music (metrowestdailynews.com)