Carlos Santana was the organizer of the unusual guitar summit that closed a four-hour showcase of fine fretwork Sunday at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, so it fell to him to sum up what it all meant.
“This is human music. . . . It’s from the hands and hearts of musicians who feel (what they play) before they give it to you,” Santana said. Behind him on stage were the two Texas blues-rock guitar brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan, whose respective bands had shared the marathon bill with Santana’s own group. Also on hand for the finale was a fourth all-star guitarist, Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos.
Costa Mesa USA 1988