Soul Sacrifice, A Tribute to Santana
With great passion and precision, SOUL SACRIFICE faithfully recreates the music of the legendary band SANTANA. Featuring burning renditions of Latin-infused rock classics such as Oye Como Va, Black Magic Woman, Jingo Lo Ba and Soul Sacrifice; plus breathtaking delivery of guitar ballads including Europa and Samba Pa Ti, SOUL SACRIFICE captures and delivers up the signature multi-cultural sound and spirit that is SANTANA.
Unlike any other artist, Carlos Santana has created a successful fusion of latin, rock, jazz, blues, soul and more. From the electrifying breakthrough performance at Woodstock in 1969 to the recent smash hits of the albums "Supernatural" and "Shaman", SANTANA's music has appealed to multiple generations of fans, transcending age, ethnicity and genre-creating the music that has become the soundtrack for the world.
As one of the last of the analogue kids, Michael Kranicke, founder of VDK, grew up at a time when listening to music meant either FM Radio or Vinyl. Drinking in a Rock & Roll brew laced with harmony and melody, Michael honed his guitar skills with a myriad of bands.
"People say we sound like: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ryan Adams, The Wallflowers, and Drive By Truckers."
With VDK…, hundreds of shows and thousands of miles over more than a decade produced numerous moments laced with applause, laughter, cheers and critical acclaim. The single, “When I See Her” from ‘American Lights’, was featured in the motion picture “Deal” starring Burt Reynolds and produced by Seven Arts Pictures / MGM.
“It is all about the song, stripping down the music, and getting down to rock and roll,” says Michael.
With their new album ‘Mileage’, and a fresh line up, Michael serves up the best for VDK’s longstanding fans and new audiences. VDK has changed their narrative, while they have sustained their passion for the song, for the first chord, for the wall of sound, for the girls, for the rush, for love of it, for the addiction to music we all like to never lose.