LOS ANGELES, CA (October 15, 2021) – On Blessings and Miracles – out today via BMG – music legend and guitar master Carlos Santana delivers one of the most ambitious, inspired, and flat-out magical records of his storied career. There are genre-bending, hook-filled celebrations featuring Rob Thomas, Chris Stapleton, G-Eazy, American Authors and Ally Brooke, and thrilling feats of bravura musicianship that pair the guitar master with fellow icons like Chick Corea and Steve Winwood, and knockout rockers with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Living Colour’s Corey Glover, among others.
Watch the EPK HERE
Listen to Blessings and Miracles HERE
“Meeting once again at the intersection of American pop and Latin flair, [Rob] Thomas showcases his signature vocals over Santana’s dizzying guitar, congas and a lively horn section…there’s a similarly gigantic energy [to ‘Smooth’] on ‘Move’ that’s fit for both afternoon cookouts and dance clubs.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“‘Joy,’ as its title suggests, is a celebratory, uplifting track, though that euphoria is couched in a heavy, yearning groove that blends elements of reggae, blues, gospel, and country.”
– Rolling Stone
“On ‘Move,’ it sounds as if 22 years never passed since ‘Smooth.’” – American Songwriter
“[‘Move’ is] a summery Latin rock single” – Billboard
“As per the name, the track [‘Joy’] is a joy to listen to, and was composed by [Santana and Stapleton] with the intention of being a ‘healing force’ to combat ‘fear in the world’. And how do the duo go about achieving this goal? Well, with some irresistible guitar licks, smooth grooves and dense vocal swirls, of course.” – Guitar World
“The latest album from the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and San Francisco icon follows a similar formula to 1999’s triumphant ‘Supernatural,’ with a guest list that is just as sparkling…But the most meaningful additions for the Latin blues rock pioneer are probably the vocals and keyboards from his son Salvador on ‘Rumbalero’ and the lead vocals by his daughter Stella on ‘Breathing Underwater.’ – San Francisco Chronicle
“It’s the best kind of duet album, allowing Santana to sound like himself while at the same time allowing guest artists to do what they do best.” – RIFF Magazine
“A genuine representation of Santana’s music as they roll into another decade.” – Ultimate Classic Rock
About Carlos Santana:
For more than five decades – from Santana’s earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco – Carlos Santana has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries. To date, Santana has won ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys, with a record-tying nine Grammys for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). He has received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other distinctions, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and has joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two bands to have an album reach the Top 10 in every decade since the 1960s. In 2018, he released his first MasterClass, and recently celebrated three epic milestones – the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking album Supernatural, the 50th anniversary of his legendary performance at Woodstock, and the 50th anniversary of his masterpiece Abraxas.