Andy Santana

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Andy Santana
Born (1951-05-18) May 18, 1951 (age 64)
San Jose, California, United States
Genres Blues, soul music, Chicago blues, swing, American roots music
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Years active 1978–present
Labels Independent
Associated acts West Coast Playboys
Notable instruments
harmonica, guitar

Andy Santana (born May 18, 1951, San Jose, California) is an American vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player.[1] He has been performing since the 1970s.


Santana's band has been chosen as the house band or session musicians for blues performances, including the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans with C.P. Love, and at the Bay Area Music Awards backing Bukka White, Joe Louis Walker, the Gospel Hummingbirds and Bonnie Raitt. For five years running they were chosen as the host band for the Hollywood Hall of Fame Festival, backing Willie Dixon, Jimmy Rogers, Luther Tucker, Billy Boy Arnold, Dave Myers[disambiguation needed], Carey Bell and William Clarke.

They were also featured artists at the Santa Cruz Blues Festival backing Earl King. As the host band at Moe's Alley they backed Lou Ann Barton, Jimmy Thackery, Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, and Chris Cain. In addition, Santana's band backed Nappy Brown at the San Francisco Blues Festival. Santana has recorded and toured with Junior Watson and Angela Strehli.

Santana has also been employed as a record producer, and completed Jackie Payne's latest album for Delta Groove Productions.

Partial list of venues and festivals at which Santana has performed[edit]


  • Tight White Dress – (1991)
  • Swingin' Rockin' Jumpin' & Jivin' – (1998)
  • Take Me With You – (2007)


  1. ^ Sauro, Tony (March 4, 2010). "Distant connection". Stockton Record. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 

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