Hope all of you Redheads in the US had a great 4th of July! Here's a few pics with the fireworks!
Back around 1971 or so I saw Taj Mahal play in San Francisco with Bro when we were in Justice Brothers and he knocked me out. We had a chance to hang out a little he was a superstar to me since he had actually put out a couple albums already! This past weekend, over 40 years later we reconnected at the Mount Tam Jam festival and it was so cool that he remembered that time. He just killed it in his set and talked about seeing each other again soon - maybe Cabo, or just next time he's in town.
What a day out at my local Sonoma Raceway - doing a little video shoot for the new solo album (more on that later) and getting to hang out with my driver buddies - outta sight!
(Webmaster: A few articles were up before we even got home - check them out below)
Red Head for Redheads! That's right, I named the new Sammy's Beach Bar Rum Red Head after the greatest fans in the world. This new version of the best rum ever made has the flavor of Macadamia nuts soaked in the white rum and is colored RED!
I've flown the first bottling in just for my Redheads attending theÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Vegas Tiki Party ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â tomorrow! The special "Mai Tai Red Head" drinks are gonna be outasight! To everyone who can't be here, don't worry- be patient and it will be in your local state in the near future.
Nothing is as gratifying as being honored in your home town. For me it's right up there with the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. Having a street named after ya (Hagar Way)-- come on!!! Fontana has changed so much since 1970 when I left. If you would have blindfolded me, brought me there and showed me around I would not have known where I was. For real. 14k population then and 200k today-- damn!
Heading back to my hometown of Fontana for a stint as honorary Parade Grand Marshal. How cool is that?! This year they're celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Fontana Days Parade. If you're nearby, stop on by!
Other festival activities can be found through the link here:
Sending my prayers and support to everyone affected by the devastating break of tornados this week. #PrayForOklahoma and help me in supporting my friends at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (@rfbo) if you can.
We've been in contact with them and the best are monetary donations, which can be made online at www.regionalfoodbank.org or mailed to:
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
P.O. Box. 270968
Oklahoma City, Ok 73137
Cool to get some recognition for being the first wave of what they now call "Celebrity Spirits." I'm making Sammy's Beach Bar Rum for the same reason I made my tequila - I want something of quality I can enjoy myself! I believe I have made a better product than what's out there and am pleased to see so many others enjoying it with me.
Happy Mother's Day to all you muthas out there - ha!
On a serious note I believe being a good mother is the single most important job on earth. Great mothers make great children and great children grow up to be great happy adults. Great adults can make the world a better place for all. Xoxo Sammy. Ps Kari's a great mother a special happy Mother's Day to Kari!
Last week was a crazy spring break - from Cabo to Miami to Alabama to New Orleans!
Things started out down in Cabo - hopped up on stage and jammed w/ Cabo Uno and Sammy's Baja Salt Mine is back up and running for the best margarita ever! My salt is only for the cantina to give away (ask for it in Cabo only!). Check out my recipe for the world's great margarita:
1oz fresh Tahitian lime juice
1 1/2 to 2oz Cabo Blanco or Reposado
1/2 tsp agave nectar or good raw sugar/ simple syrup- all works fine