Over the course of his eminent career, Michael Shrieve has written, produced and played on albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. As the original drummer for Santana, Michael at age nineteen was the youngest performer at Woodstock. He helped create the first eight albums of this seminal group, and was on the forefront of shaping a new musical era.
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I owe Michael a lot; He's the one who turned me onto John
Coltrane and Miles Davis. I just wanted to play blues until
Michael came. He opened my eyes and my ears and my
heart to a lot of things. Some drummers only have chops, but
Michael Shrieve has vision. Michael is like a box of crayons;
he has all the colors. Carlos Santana