Santana Tour Report #3

01996-09-08 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Santa Barbara… 2nd day… good bike ride into the hills with Stefan in the morning… nice Illy Cafe espresso at the Montecito Coffee Company… then Stefan talks me into buying a bicycle helmet… i tell him that i never wore a helmet when i was a bicycle messenger in Boston from 1983 until 1986, but he makes me get one anyway… again we don’t get a soundcheck at the County Bowl in Santa Barbara, but we get to join the Santana band and run through a tune Carlos wants us to join him on: “El Mar”, which is on George Benson’s wonderful CTI album “White Rabbit”… hard-to-find, but still in print on Epic records and worth ordering… after we perform “El Mar”, Carlos starts up “Samba Pa Ti”, which i haven’t played in years… and i am onstage with one of the guitarists that inspired me to choose this instrument years and years ago… amazing…


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




@Mastodon (the Un-Twitter)