Santana and the Derek Trucks Band, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD, Sunday, April 6, Gates open 5:30 p.m.
If you haven’t experienced a Carlos Santana concert, you’re cultural development is incomplete. He’s been around since the late 1960s, when he was caught trying to break into the Fillmore West in San Francisco and talked its owner, the legendary Bill Graham into an audition. The band’s unique sound, built around the Mexican-born Santana’s guitar skills, fuses rock, jazz, blues, soul and Latin idioms. Over 90 million Santana recordings have been sold and he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also, the young Derek Trucks is a guitarist with his own unique and creative style who is usually with the Allman Brothers Band when it is on tour. A unique treat of two classic musicians and the weather should be nice enough for this outdoor venue.