The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center will present an evening of electric guitar virtuosity, as it pays tribute to both Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana, July 20 at 7:30 here at the Center.
The sounds of Eric Clapton, from his first appearance in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers though Blind Faith, Cream, Derek and the Dominoes and his solo work will be recreated by the band The Clapton Chronicles.
The Clapton Chronicles is a band intent on recreating the music of Eric Clapton — throughout his varied band career and his later electric and acoustic solo work. Clapton, the only person inducted three times into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame, has come to personify the modern rock star despite overcoming a string of personal and professional tragedies.
Aptly named for Eric Claptopn’s 1999 “Clapton Chronicles” anthology album, the band features veteran Long Island musicians George Cintron, Bobby Simons, Ricky Panzica and Steve Stewart.
The sounds of Devadip Carlos Santana, from his roots in Mexico City to his youth in Oakland, California through his groundbreaking fusion of Rock ’n’ Roll with searing Latin melodies, Latin percussion and Jazz chords, will be recreated by the band “Milagro,” the Spanish word for Miracle.
Milagro is one of the country’s premier Santana tribute bands, covering Santana's hits from Woodstock to today. Rocking the tri-state area since 2005, the group is responsible for more than four decades of recreating Santana’s award-winning crossover sound.
Milagro is a seven-piece band with a full percussion section. Milagro is the name of Santana’s 19th album, released in 1993 and dedicated to his musical role model, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, whose album “Sketches of Spain” first used a muted trumpet to paint a vivid image of the country and its culture. It was also dedicated to rock impresario Bill Graham, who put San Francisco on the musical map. Milagro is also the name of Santana’s charity foundation.