One of the most articulate rock memoirs ever. --San Francisco Chronicle In 1967 at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium, a young guitarist played a blistering solo that anunced a prodigious talent. Two years later he played a historic set at Woodstock, and the world came to kw Carlos Santana by name. THE UNIVERSAL TONE is a tale of musical self-determination and self-discovery. It traces his journey from his teen days playing in Tijuana, and the establishment of his signature guitar sound; his roles as husband, father, and rock star; and his recording of some of the most influential rock albums of all time. The bookabounds with a fearlessness that finds humor in the world of high-flying fame, speaks plainly of personal revelations, and celebrates the divine and infinite possibility Santana sees in each person he meets.
Carlos Santana was born in Mexico in 1947. He is a guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of Santana. He has recorded or appeared on more than ninety albums. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, the drummer Cindy Blackman.