Two iconic bands from the 70’s, Santana and the Doobie Brothers, played to a packed house at the Xfinity Center on Tuesday. Both bands captivated the large crowd, performing many of their timeless hits, bringing back memories of a seminal era in rock and roll.
The Doobie Brothers, led by founding members Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, flawlessly worked their way through their classic masterpieces including “Rockin’ Down The Highway,’’ Jesus Is Just Alright,” “Takin It to The Streets,” “Take Me In Your Arms,” Black Water,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” and “Listen To The Music.”
Celebrating his monster performance at Woodstock on its 50th anniversary, Santana took the stage with his “Supernatural Now” tour. Even at the age of 72, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winner still can play a mean guitar. Following a moving audiovisual intro of his Woodstock performance, Santana broke into an impressive rendition of “Soul Sacrifice.” He then delighted the crowd with his blend of latin, blues, and psychedelic rock. He played a tight set that included his hits “Evil Ways,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Oye Como Va,” “Maria Maria,” and “Smooth.”
Both bands were spot on, delivering a night of vintage 70’s rock. What’s Up Rhode Island was there to capture a night of classic rock and roll. See the slideshow below for photos.[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”69″ display=”basic_slideshow”]