As one of the most decorated and awarded singers and musicians in the world, Carlos Santana and his band Santana have won every major music award an artist can win, including 10 Grammys, 3 Latin Grammys, Billboard’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Artist of the Century Award, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an early induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Kennedy Center Honors. Carlos has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres, generational, cultural and geographical boundaries. Santana has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and 100 million tickets to his concerts. Still current, producing and playing the CBS theme song for this year’s Super Bowl broadcast, Carlos Santana is considered one of the top five guitarists of all time! With his music and style one of the hardest to replicate, tribute shows have been non-existent…until now!
Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary singer-guitarist, Madrigal, The Ultimate Carlos Santana Experience, pays tribute to an artist and band that has transcended five decades of chart-topping success and developed one of the largest die-hard fan bases in the world. With such a tough act to follow, Madrigal has pulled out all the stops. Their sincere devotion to replicating the musicianship, sound and full Santana concert experience, is filling venues and rocking people’s socks off! Madrigal’s attention to that signature blend of Latin-infused rock, jazz, blues, salsa, African rhythms, and the sonic charge of Santana’s guitar has led to sold out concerts.
The band’s frontman, renowned guitarist Jose Madrigal, is often mistaken for Carlos himself. The experience doesn’t stop there. Madrigal, The Ultimate Carlos Santana Experience is a complete festive package. Creating one of the world’s best-known musical signatures, Madrigal has over a half dozen professional musicians and vocalists that more than complete a show for the senses, each with their own distinctive talent. Every show provides a unique and high energy live music experience, featuring melodic blues-based guitar lines set against Latin percussion of timbales and congas, always leaving audiences wanting more!
There’s something very special about mountain soul. It’s not a geographical spot on a map; it’s a state of the heart. And it’s at the core of Kaitlyn Baker’s music. A proud native of Pound, Virginia, the young artist’s sound is an intriguing reflection of her small town roots infused with a youthful edge that places Baker in a league all her own.
Baker made her first public appearance in church when she was just seven years old singing “Down to the River to Pray.” The talented youngster soon became a popular regional artist, winning talent competitions and recording three independent albums before she turned 13.
Kaitlyn Baker’s foundation is honest, relatable music that is rooted in faith, family and life experience. She possesses a voice that wrings every drop of emotion from a lyric and a heart that wants to connect with people through music.
It’s a winning combination sure to take her far in the years ahead. “There’s not a better feeling in the world if you look out in the crowd and see somebody sing along with your songs,” she says. “It’s really all that I’ve ever done my entire life. I’ve never had a backup plan. I’ve always known that this is what I’m going to do.” …continue reading →
Elvis Costello has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning more than 30 years. He is perhaps best known for his performances with The Attractions, The Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve. However, he has also entered into acclaimed collaborations with Burt Bacharach, The Brodsky Quartet, Paul McCartney, Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, guitarist Bill Frisell, composer Roy Nathanson, The Charles Mingus Orchestra, record producer and songwriter T Bone Burnett and Allen Toussaint.
Costello’s songs have been recorded by a great number of artists. The list of performers reflects his interest in a wide range of musical styles: George Jones, Chet Baker, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Robert Wyatt, Charles Brown, No Doubt, Solomon Burke, June Tabor, Howard Tate, the gospel vocal group The Fairfield Four and the viol consort Fretwork with the countertenor Michael Chance. In 2003, he began a songwriting partnership with his wife, the jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall, resulting in six songs included in her highly successful album ‘The Girl In The Other Room’. …continue reading →
Catapulted from the heights of Broadway to concert stages across America, this original, one-of-a-kind concert experience is lifting audiences of all ages to their feet. These four stars form the original cast of Jersey Boys: Tony-Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony-Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, shared the stage for over a thousand performances and are featured on the shows Grammy-Award winning soundtrack. Now, with their own celebrated debut album and third national tour, The Midtown Men bring the sound that brought them acclaim in Jersey Boys to the best of the sixties, including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown Greats, The Four Seasons and more. …continue reading →
Parody singer-songwriter Cledus T. Judd has signed to Warner Bros. Nashville, and will release his first major label single in nearly a decade on DATETK. “Double D Cups,” an uproarious answer to Toby Keith’s smash hit “Red Solo Cup”—with an obvious tweak in subject matter—is exactly the kind of instantly memorable and quick-witted track his legions of fans have come to expect from Judd, often called the “Weird Al” Yankovic of country music. “There ain’t a redneck in America that won’t sing along with ‘Double D Cups,’” Judd laughs. “I’ve bought several pair myself, you know.” …continue reading →
Over the course of his long career, James Taylor has earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and 5 Grammy Awards for a catalog running from 1970′s Sweet Baby James to his Grammy Award-winning efforts Hourglass (1997) and October Road (2002). Taylor’s first Greatest Hits album earned him the RIAA’s elite Diamond Award, given for sales in excess of 10 million units in the United States. For his accomplishments, James was honored with the 1998 Century Award, Billboard magazine’s highest accolade, bestowed for distinguished creative achievement. The year 2000 saw his induction into both the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. In February 2006, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences selected James as its MUSICARES Person of the Year. In September 2008 James Taylor’s One Man Band (2007) was nominated for an Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special”. The last few years have seen two remarkable releases; Taylor’s One Man Band CD/DVD accompanied by a world tour and the album Covers (2008). Covers was nominated for two Grammy® Awards and features Taylor’s full band and is his own musical interpretation of tunes from the 50s, 60s and 70s. He most recently released Other Covers in April 2009. …continue reading →