Thursday, August 10, 2017

Santana Pays Tribute to Glen Campbell During Detroit Show

Love for the late Glen Campbell knows no genre boundaries, as Santana showed on Wednesday night in suburban Detroit.

The group included a stylized version of Campbell's Grammy Award-winning 1967 single "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" during its performance at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights, Michigan, marked by Carlos Santana and keyboardist David K. Matthews improvising on the song's themes.

As the rendition finished Santana told the crowd, "That was for a brother that went home. That was for Glen Campbell," then joking it was "'By The Time I Get To Tijuana'"...I think it was Phoenix. Anyway, that's a tribute to Glen Campbell."

Campbell passed away Tuesday at the age of 81 after several years battling Alzheimer's disease.

Carlos Santana released Power Of Peace, a collaboration with his wife Cindy Blackman and the Isley Brothers, on July 28.