After more than 40 years in the music business, 100 million records sold and 10 Grammy Awards, legendary guitarist Carlos Santana believes there's just two important things in life.
"Light and love: that will get it done," he told the crowd Tuesday during his sold-out show at Red Butte Garden
Of course, magical guitar playing helps, too.
And that's what Santana and his impressive band of vocalists and percussionists offered during a two-hour and 15 minute show.
Even the weather, rainy earlier in the day, cleared by show time, offering fans nearly perfect concert-going conditions.
Highlights • Santana's signature guitar playing was mesmerizing. His music is so easy to distinguish whether he's rocking the familiar "Evil Ways," playing Latin off his latest album Corazón or offering something completely unexpected — like a riff of "Favorite Things" from the "Sound of Music" or the cover of The Champs hit "Tequila." Santana also surrounds himself with a talented band of musicians including an impressive percussion section that includes Jose "Pepe" Jimenez on drums, keyboardist Dave Matthews and trumpeter Bill Ortiz.