|Location:||Highland's Tasting Room|
|When:||Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, 6:00pm - 8:00pm|
|Tasting Room Hours:||Open 4-8pm, Music is 6-8pm|
Jeff Santiago is a singer/songwriter based in Asheville, NC. Born in the Bronx, Santiago was given a guitar by his grandfather at an early age. He’d lock himself in his room with that guitar and his older brother’s record collection shaping his musical future.
Santiago moved to Los Angeles in 1997 where he was in several rock bands with regional success in southern California. There he also founded the acoustic rock band Rozinante. After two albums he relocated to Asheville where he continued to tour as a solo artist and gain regional success. He also joined the indie rock band The Broomstars.. Some of these Broomstars support him and make up Los Gatos Negros. They include Jason Daniello (guitar / vocals), a successful singer/songwriter in his own right, Clayton Jones (drums) and Jared White (bass). Both projects became a vehicle for discovering a region of the country new to him. “I’ve found so many new influences and experiences here in Asheville.” Santiago says, “The mountains, landscape and people are incredibly inspiring.”
Santiago y Los Gatos Negros is currently working on a new album to be released in early 2012.