7/21/2011 – Houston, TX – Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Gregg Rolie, best known for his vocals and keyboard work with legendary music groups Santana and Journey, will be performing at The Sand Bar in Put in Bay, OH on August 6, 2011. The Gregg Rolie Band will be performing electrifying versions of several Santana classics such as “Evil Ways”, “Black Magic Woman” “Soul Sacrifice”, “Jingo” and “No One To Depend On” as well as tracks from Rolie’s previous effort ‘Roots’ and new songs. The Gregg Rolie Band consists of Adrian Areas (son of original Santana percussionist Jose Chepito Areas) on Timbales, drummer Ron Wikso (who was also in The Storm), Elliot “Toby” Borrero on congas, Rocket Ritchotte on guitars, internationally acclaimed bassist Gary Brown and former Jean Luc Ponty keyboardist Wally Minko.
As you might imagine from his work with Santana and Journey, Gregg is no stranger to great musicianship. Given his experience and his desire to make the music the best it can be, he has chosen some of the best musicians in the world to bring his band and its music to life. Gregg was determined to resurrect the sound he helped shape and make famous as Santana’s original lead singer and keyboard player, while at the same time bringing it forward to the 21st century. To do that required finding just the right mix of experience, musicianship and chemistry. Having worked with some of the biggest names in music over the years and having toured the world many times over, these musicians have the skills to interpret this music in the way it is meant to be interpreted, as Gregg so intimately knows.
“The band are great, because we all really enjoy each other and I think the sound reflects the fun we are having,” Gregg told Voices of Latin Rock.
The Gregg Rolie Band will be also performing on the following dates:
Fri Aug 19 11 06:00 PM | Santa Cruz, CA US
Venue: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Address: 400 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, US
Sat Aug 20 11 08:00 PM | Rancho Murieta, CA US
Venue: Lake Clementia Amphitheater
Address: , Rancho Murieta, CA, 95683, US
For tour information go to: http://greggrolie.com/tour.html
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