Caravanserai was privileged to be interviewed by Kids Talk Radio's Bob Barboza while at the 2011 NAMM show. Check out the interview and write-up/review here:
It is well documented that two of the late 1960’s & early 1970’s icons from the San Francisco Bay Area music scene, SANTANA and TOWER OF POWER often found themselves together on concert bills at The Fillmore, The Avalon, Winterland, Pepperland or other “dance halls” and theaters around the Bay. They toured up and down the West Coast and across the United States and often, were paired up.
By the nature of their original music, they were a bit different than their S.F. peers, like The Dead, The Airplane, Steve Miller Band, Quicksilver, and Janis’ band, Big Brother & The Holding Company. Carlos infused rock with his Latin music roots, while TOP was a big, funky R&B horn band. But,
somehow, they fit in “the scene” and became part of the mystique and legend that defined the era and “the San Francisco sound.”
Rarely, if ever, will you see these two legends together in today’s concert scene. But NOW, Tabletop Productions has made a long ago “dream come true” with the introduction of THE LAST DAYS OF THE FILLMORE REVISITED, Starring CARAVANSERAI (The Santana Tribute) and BUMP CITY (A Tribute To Tower Of Power).
Like the originals, these two bands are bound by their common roots in Northern California. And like it was so many years ago, these two tributes are recreating a little bit of music history by pairing together for an exciting, unique, concert experience.
As the music of the two legends were in San Francisco’s “hey day,” Caravanserai and Bump City are a natural pairing of two musical styles that continue to be among the most popular sounds of today’s music. The Latin music explosion of recent years has fueled Carlos Santana’ return to the top of the charts. Tower has continued to record and tour since day one. Even with numerous changes in personnel, with some originals leaving and returning years later, the band has always featured great musicians and commanded immense respect from fans and peers alike.
Now we have the opportunity to see and hear the music LIVE, side by side, on stage, playing that familiar music from two groups that helped to write popular music history . . . .
Available exclusively from TABLETOP PRODUCTIONS
Ph. # 775/267-6770 ~Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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