Tag Archives: Santana

My Interview with Derek Trucks

3 Jan


The annual stats are in @ All About Jazz and this Derek Trucks interview was the most read interview on the site in the year 2009. It was also the #5 most read article overall.

Derek Trucks All About Jazz

Check out my interview with Derek Trucks, we talk about Clapton, Santana, Duane Allman, Tal Wilkenfeld, Johnny Winter and much more… Continue reading


Ongoing Review of Santana & Derek Trucks

2 May

Here’s Carlos sitting in with the Derek Trucks Band doing Greensleeves: April 10, 2008.

Santana rocks the Hard Rock

BY MICHAEL HAMERSLY, May 1, 2008 Miami Herald

Carlos Santana proved once again that he’s one of the world’s all-time great guitarists Wednesday night at a sold-out Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. The 60-year-old rocker visited every phase of his storied career, pleasing purists at the start with lengthy instrumental jams that ventured into blues and jazz excursions, his whirlwind solos soaring with pristine clarity. Continue reading


19 Dec

Sheryl Crow & Eric Clapton – Merry Christmas Baby (1999)

In my mind, Ray Charles and Eric Clapton have much in common. Two absolute music legends who transcend labels. They both shared the stage with an extraordinary array of performers, often adding an unforgettable quality to much of what they did on stage. Next year I’ll do a Ray retrospective, but this year have a look at Clapton’s incredible career – arguably the best all-around white blues musician of all time. Continue reading

The Youngest Musician @ Woodstock

22 Nov

(Daily Motion has a brief ad before the video)

Drummer MICHAEL SHRIEVE had just turned 19 when Santana, a relatively unknown band, performed at Woodstock in 1969. Here is the speech Michael gave at his induction into the Roll & Roll Hall of Fame:

When I was 16 years old, I called up about a dozen of my musician friends and asked if they wanted to drive up to the Fillmore with me and see if we could sit in. Michael Bloomfield, Steven Stills and Al Kooper were playing together, billed as Continue reading