Savor takes over Central Park on Saturday – Santa Clarita Valley Signal – California News

Savor takes over Central Park on Saturday – Santa Clarita Valley Signal – California News

Savor takes over Central Park on Saturday

By Christian Monterrosa

Last update: Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Central Park was again the place to be on Saturday night as Savor, a Santana tribute band, rocked the stage.

Locals sat on their lawn chairs and blankets, with food and drinks in hand, to hear the cover band play Santana’s hit songs like “Smooth” and “Europa.”

Rob Canny, drummer for Savor, performed with his santana tribute band in Central Park on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Christian Monterrosa/ The Signal

Just a few minutes into their set, the audience rushed to the front of the stage to dance and sing along.

The cover band, started by lead guitarist Michael Caroff, originated in Los Angeles 16 years ago.

Caroff told the Signal how his band got started.

“I had no intention of starting a Santana tribute band. I was writing Latin rock music sort of in a Jazz fusion style and needed to find guys to play it.” said Caroff.

Audience members danced the night away as Savor played Santana classics in Central Park on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Christian Monterrosa/ The Signal

It was suggested to Caroff that he start a tribute band to find the style of musicians he was looking for. So he did just that.

“The tribute band took on a life of his own.” he said. “Being in a tribute band turned out to be a lot more fun than I think any of us anticipated.”

Rick Thibodeau, bass player for Santana tribute band, Savor, performed in Central Park on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Christian Monterrosa/ The Signal

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