The band has undergone multiple recording and performing line-ups in its history, with Carlos Santana the only consistent member. Santana had early success with their appearance at Woodstock in and their first three albums, Santana , Abraxas , and Santana III Following its initial success Santana experimented with elements of jazz fusion on Caravanserai , Welcome , and Borboletta Santana reached a new peak of commercial and critical success with Supernatural and its singles " Smooth ", featuring singer Rob Thomas , and " Maria Maria ".
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As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, we focus on health, hope and love and with that; taking things day by day. We have made the decision to cancel the fall Santana performance dates at House Of Blues Las Vegas so that we can all remain healthy and safe. Refunds will be issued from original point of purchase. Carlos and the Band are looking forward to sharing their music with you soon. Santana was planning on offering every show in the Spring and Summer of for download and stream via nugs. Since the tours were postponed, we would like to start offering some archival concerts for our fans to enjoy at nugs. While all Santana shows shine in their own light, some stand out to Carlos and the band as special amongst others.
Its sound featured his melodic, blues-based lines set against Latin and African rhythms played on percussion instruments not generally heard in rock, such as timbales and congas. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late s. In , Rolling Stone magazine listed him at No. He learned to play the violin at age five and the guitar at age eight, under the tutelage of his father, who was a mariachi musician. His younger brother, Jorge , also became a professional guitarist.