Carlos Santana Signs his Book “THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light” at Barnes & Noble

Carlos Santana Signs his Book "THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light" at Barnes & Noble
Today guitar great and House of Blues Las Vegas headliner Carlos Santana met with hundreds of fans at Barnes & Noble to sign copies of his new memoir The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light which was released by Little, Brown this morning (Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com)

Carlos Santana signs his book "THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light" at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas
Carlos Santana signs his book “THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light” at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Santana’s residency “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” at House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino continues Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

Carlos Santana signs his book "THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light" at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas
Carlos Santana signs his book “THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light” at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Rarely, if ever, has there been such unbridled excitement and anticipation for the candid, stunning story of a rock and roll legend as there is now for Carlos Santana. The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light is not just the history of a rock band that sold millions of albums. It is the story, 67 years in the making, of an individual who is ceaselessly creative, spiritually focused, and yet fearlessly part of a world that brought him fame and adulation and challenged his dedication to his music and to doing good.

Carlos Santana signs his book "THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light" at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas
Carlos Santana signs his book “THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light” at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Santana’s memoir is filled with finely recalled historic detail and visceral storytelling, beginning with his humble childhood in Mexico – one can smell the savory food of his early youth in Autlán, where he grew up the son of a violin player, feel the distinctive atmosphere of the El Convoy bar in Tijuana, where he played when he was just a teenager.

Also here are Santana’s recollections of his emergence in the 1960s rock underground scene as a young adult after he moved to San Francisco. It’s a profoundly inspiring tale of spiritual commitment and musical fearlessness that does not balk at finding the humor in the world of high-flying fame, nor at speaking plainly of Santana’s personal revelations, and the divine and infinite possibility he sees in each person he meets.

Carlos Santana signs his book "THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light" at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas
Carlos Santana signs his book “THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light” at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana signs his book "THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light" at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas
Carlos Santana signs his book “THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light” at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana signs his book "THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light" at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas
Carlos Santana signs his book “THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light” at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana signs his book "THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light" at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas
Carlos Santana signs his book “THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light” at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana signs his book "THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light" at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas
Carlos Santana signs his book “THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light” at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana signs his book "THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light" at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas
Carlos Santana signs his book “THE UNIVERSAL TONE: Bringing My Story to Light” at Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.