Woodstock was the pop culture music event of the decade and arguably to this day, the single most profound event in the history of music.Woodstock 1969 defined an entire generation. Released in 1970, I saw the film "Woodstock" as a 15 year-old freshman in high school. Mesmerizing, intoxicating music and a life beyond anything I could imagine at the time. This music whirlwind set the world on fire.
Another whirlwind to come into the world was the music of Santana. Their performance of "Soul Sacrifice" at Woodstock took the music world by storm. Santana brought Afro-Cuban music to Rock and blew the minds of the masses. In that barrage of percussion, the drum playing of Michael Shrieve set the stage for this song and the guitar playing of Carlos Santana. The fusion of rock, afro cuban beats, latin jazz, all melded together to become what we now call Latin Rock.
Michael Shrieve, the youngest performer at Woodstock at 19, set himself apart from the crowd with his drum solo at this event. The photo above is the view from MichaelShrieve's seat at the drums. If you have not experienced the groups performance at Woodstock please watch and behold what has been considered one of the greatest live performances - especially at the Woodstock Festival. The Santana group performing for the first time in front of such a large group was in the midst of groups such as The Who, CSN&Y, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane. and many other established groups of that day. This was even prior to the release of their first album. Watch and read some of the comments that follow from this Youtube video:
Soul Sacrifice - Santana Woodstock Full Drum Solo 1969 Live
Comments from YouTube: "What a fantastic drummer. The rest were good too, but AAHHH that drummer. WOW!" - C.Marconi
"Michael Shrieve, 20, doing one of the greatest live drum solos ever, at one of the most legendary festivals ever,..." - S. Glass
"Hands down the best live rock song ever played! Drum solo is my favorite all time!" - R. Nefzer
"Best part? Regular trap set, no surrounding wall of heads to slack off with." - G. Relay
"The drummer nailed it, forever thankful." - P. Andersen
"Top tier guitarist. Brilliant drum solo..." - J. Moon
"Still I love to see one of great drum solos of all time. Just wish people of today could understand what talent really is." - W. Blodgett
Greg Errico, our other featured guest, performed with Sly & The Family Stone. Before Michael Jackson, before Prince, before Bruno Mars, there was Sly & The Family Stone with its hard driving funk brought by bass master Larry Graham and foundation laid down by drummer Greg Errico. Carlos Santana has stated that this was the best performance he saw at Woodstock.
In watching the only footage of their Woodstock performance, Errico did not get the facetime that was allotted to Michael Shrieve, but he was just as impressive none the less.
Of their performance, Errico states: "We were supposed to play at 8 o'clock Saturday night and we kept having one delay after another. Finally at 3 a.m.on Sunday it was our turn. By then everyone was asleep in their sleeping bags or tent. We just decided to do our thing. Two or three songs into it, everyone woke up and started singing and dancing."
Errico was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. Most recently, he's toured with The Family Stone as well as a Sly tribute on the 2006 Grammy Awards.
Jake Feinberg, Talk Radio Show host & producer at powertalk 1210 AM will be our moderator for the show. Jake has interviewed both Michael Shrieve and Greg Errico for his show in the past and knows them well.
Please check out some of Jake's interviews at www.jakefeinbershow.com as well as his page on Facebook. Jake has interviewed the Who's Who in music with his philosophy being, it is important to share their stories because they preserve and promote the essence of where we are as human beings.
Also part of the Woodstock Revisited event will be Zebop performing the music of Santana. Tribute group Zebop, led by guitarist Antonio Marquez has been a favorite of Santana fans because of their dedication to the sound, tone and overall fell of Carlos Santana, band and recordings as we have come to know and love. Zebop in recent years have been performing all over the western states including Colorado and Arizona.
Liquid Sky is the San Francisco Bay Areas premier Jimi Hendrix tribute band. Fred Mabunga (Founder and Frontman) formed this tribute out of their love and passion for Jimi's music. Catch them live and you'll of course hear all the classic hits such as Fire, Red House, Voo Doo Child, and Purple Haze. But if you can catch one of their more lengthy sets, you'll hear the deeper cuts such as Burning of the Midnight Lamp, Little Miss Lover, Dolly Dagger and Freedom that will satisfy even the hardest core Hendrix fans.
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Get tickets now for Saturday, July 13th at the Brava Theater. Doors will open at 6:00pm with the show starting at 7:30pm. You won't want to miss this big celebration of this historical musical event.
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The lobby of the theater will have the Santana portion of the Latin Rock Exhibit that has been on exhibition at The University of Colorado in Boulder, The Galeria in Sacramento, The College of San Mateo, as well as in Salinas.The entire Latin Rock Collection is being considered to be archived at the University of California in Santa Barbara.
The exhibit will include many posters, Gold Records, signed Santana guitars, Raul Rekow congas, Michael Rios lithogaphs and many other items.
A decade after its founding, Brava for Women in the Arts purchased the shuttered York Theater, a former vaudeville/movie house built in 1926 on the vibrant lower 24th Street Corridor in the Mission District.
The iconic building was renamed Brava Theater in 1996 and shortly after a $3 million renovation ensued creating two performance spaces- a 360 seat main theater and a 60 seat studio.
Take BART to the 24th Street Station
Exit the station and walk eight blocks east on 24th Street at York Street
Seven minute walk from BART.
Bus lines 27 Bryant, 12 Folsom, 67 Bernal and 9 San Bruno all pass within 1-2 blocks
of the theater. The 48 Quintara runs right in front of the theater.
Garage parking is available in the San Francisco General Hospital parking garage.
Sat July 6th - Masterpiece & Matt Jaffe
Sat August 3 - Zebop & Liquid Sky
Sat September 7 - Bob Sandoval 70th Birthday w Caravanserai & Groovity
Sat October 5 - Ray Carrion w/ Thee Latin AllStars & Heavy Weather
Sat November 2 - Puro Bandido 40th Anniversary & Rose Marie
Sat December 7 - Latin Rock,inc Holiday Party - TBA
To Be Announced
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LATIN ROCK, INC.
" A half a million young people can get together and have three days of fun and music, and have nothing but fun and music, and I God bless you for it "
– Max Yasgur, pictured at the site of the Woodstock Festival in 1969 which was held on part of his dairy farm in Bethel, NY.
Saturday July 6th, 2019
Advance: $20 / Door: $25
Doors Open 7:00pm
Redwood City, CA
Saturday July 13th, 2019
Ticket Prices Vary
Doors Open 6:00pm
2781 24th St.
San Francisco, CA
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