Inspired by the incredible intensity of his music, the members of Abraxas share a passion for recreating the electrifying sounds of Carlos Santana. Audiences, without exception, have been awed by the authentic Santana sound that Abraxas delivers during their stunning shows. this is why Abraxas is considered the #1 Santana Tribute Band in the world.
Abraxas now also performs with Alex Ligertwood, formerly Santana's vocalist for over 16 years. Contact us for a quote performing with Alex Ligertwood!
In 1969 Carlos Santana burst onto the music scene with a searing performance at Woodstock. This innovative combination of electric blues-rock guitar and Afro-Cuban rhythms fills the music with heart, soul and a burning sensuality that's never been duplicated to this day. 40 years and 40+ albums later, Santana is still a powerful and inspirational musical force.
With Abraxas, it's all there: the propulsive Latin percussion, the fiery lead guitar work, the keyboard wizardry, the "groove" that connects to the soul of the audience. Our play list is full of old favorites, as well as recent hits. Having performed in venues from a few hundred to 20,000+ people, Abraxas is in their element when entertaining a crowd as "Santana". Recognized as one of the world's 10 best tribute bands, Abraxas was chosen to perform as Santana at the Dec. 2007 concert "Woodstock Revisited" in Buffalo, NY., and at the official Woodstock Tribute Concert, Aug. 14, 2009 in Chicago, IL, performing along with other world class tribute bands and at Lavapalooza 2009. The members of Abraxas have recorded and toured with many different world class acts, and it shows when they perform their tribute to Santana. Abraxas understands the intricacies and variety of Santana's Latin rhythms, from the Cha Cha of "Oye Como Va", the soulful Latin Funk of "É Papa Ré" to the Son Montuno of "Corazón Espinado". No other Santana tribute band plays them as authentically as does Abraxas.
Do not be fooled by other bands using the Abraxas name. Abraxas based out of Reno, NV and Salt Lake City, UT is THE Abraxas * A Tribute to Carlos Santana.
Scott Norris (Guitars / Vocals),
Eddy De La Fuente (Vocals / Percussion),
Andrew Glasmacher (Drums / Vocals),
Jorge Gonzalez (Congas / Timbales / Perc),
John VanWagoner (Vocals / Guitar / Perc.),
Larry Alexander (Bass Guitar / Vocals),
Scott Dorton (Keyboards / Vocals),
Alex Ligertwood (Vocals / Guitar)