Michael Shrieve's In-Between Days: The Non-Santana Years
In August of 1969, Michael Shrieve was 20 years old and blowing minds onstage at the Woodstock Festival, playing drums with Santana. The band's first album wasn't even out yet. Talk about making a good first impression.
In March of 2016, Michael Shrieve was 66 years old and performing with the newly reunited, Original Santana band at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas. And it's a safe bet most of the audience there had seen the band's 1969 performance in the original 'Woodstock' film. "I had to study videos and records," he recalls about this year's rehearsal sessions, "and I kept saying, 'My 19-year-old self didn't make it any easier on my 66-year-old self.'"
So what happened in 46 years?