Santana

David Prater has produced a series of successful albums for the bands Firehouse, Dream Theater and Night Ranger (among others). He recalls that he always loved music but pinpoints the birth of his true passion for music when he saw Frank Zappa live in 1973. David played drums, which landed him gigs...
Orianthi is an Australian born guitarist who, as a young teen, experienced what most aspiring musicians can only dream of. She had opened for her hero Steve Vai, traded solos with a guitar legend Carlos Santana, and soon after, backed Carrie Underwood at the Grammy Awards. Later, she toured...
Fred Catero was the "go to" engineer at Columbia Studios in New York before teaming with Bill Graham to form Fillmore Studios in San Francisco. Over the years, Fred engineered or mastered thousands of recordings ranging from Mel Tormé to Santana. He worked on several special projects including...
Larry Cragg is sometimes called the guitar repairman to the stars!  He established a repair shop in Marin County, California, to offer an extensive selection of rare and vintage equipment as well as instrument repairs.  Since 1969, Larry has repaired guitars for such artists as Carlos Santana, Bob...
Bobby Watson grew up in Lawrence, Kansas and remembers dreaming of buying a new saxophone at the local music store.  An early gig with drummer Art Blakey began Bobby on his career as a noted jazz musician, which has included forming his own award winning band and playing with such artists as Joe...
George Pajon Jr. is a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas and the musical producer and director for Fergie, Carlos Santana and Los Lonely, among others.  His music career began as a guitarist and over the years he has been active within the music products industry.  Among the companies he has...
Andy Vargas’ father was the leader of a mariachi band, which became a large influence on young Andy growing up.  He witnessed what the power of music could do, not only on the audiences, but also on the performers.  By the age of 15, Andy was performing for recording producers such as Terry Melcher...
Steve Lukather lives to make and play music, epitomizing the passionate musician. Steve grew up knowing that one day he would be a rock star and was driven to see that happen. Growing up in Los Angeles surrounded by and playing music with friends such as Jeff and Steve Pocaro, Mike Landau, and...
Greg Walker was inspired by musical masters and song stylists such as Nat "King" Cole, Johnny Hartman, Sarah Vaughn, and Sam Cooke, and started singing at the age of nine. These legendary musicians made an indelible impression on Greg's artistry and style, setting high performance standards in...
Ron Vaughn began his career in the music industry as a drummer who was always looking for new gizmos that could produce the sound he sought. After creating a long list of clever products for himself, he was asked by others he knew to create the sounds they were looking for. Ron worked with the...

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