Artist: Gregg Rolie Band
Title: “Rain Dance – Live”
Label: 33rd Street Music
Release Date: 6/24/2009
Recently I was afforded the opportunity to enjoy a live performance of the Gregg Rolie Band who was on point to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Rock documentary film “Woodstock”. Rolie was in the film with the band Santana, a group in which he was a founding member, and resultant of the appearance on this particular stage Santana was forever imprinted in the minds of generations of Rock and Roll fans. He left Santana in 1971 and would form the eventual juggernaut of a musical enterprise Journey with fellow Santana alumnus Neil Schon. Fast forwarding a number of years found him forming groups like The Storm and Abraxas Pool and eventually The Gregg Rolie Band where he and his compatriots deliver what amounts to the closest thing to the original Santana vibe that one can enjoy anywhere. For the rare opportunity I attended Rolie and his band delivered a rousing set of Santana classics much to the delight of the room.
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