The Circle played at the Texas Motor Speedway Sunday. The police escort we had to get us in and out of that crazy ass traffic of course wanted a picture with Mikey and I because the police love us ha ha Ha ha ha. They can't drive 55 either.
We went on at 11am, ouch it was early, but an amazing race with my buddy Jimmie Johnson winning (I visited him right before the show - good luck charm baby)! Plus, The Circle kicked ass for a 75 minute show. Lots of Texas fans/redheads, more than I expected, almost like a Texas jam!
Last night was off the hook fun energy at Bimbo's in SF for the Chef's Classic fundraiser for the James Beard Foundation.
George Lopez was there, along with Tre from Green Day playing drums, the other guy's name is Matt Nathanson, a singer/songwriter who is good friends with Train & they took him on tour from the bay area. I sang "Fall In Love Again" and "Bad Motor Scooter" - it was awesome playing my own songs and a lot of fun playing Train's songs with them.
Making this record was such a great experience! It was my first time in the studio with a great producer like Ted Templeman, Ronnie Montrose, Bill Church, and Denny Carmassi - the chemistry was second to none! I remember singing Bad Motor Scooter after I went to the dentist to have two wisdom teeth pulled, I was knocked out, had the teeth pulled then went straight back to the studio and sang it with bloody gums in the back of my mouth -- wow I was driven!
Jorge cooks a feast after every show at Cantina. This was last nite can't wait to see my b day dinner. Whew!! - Sammy
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Woke up this morning & saw that my book was number one on Amazon for Latin cookbooks and for Party Cooking!!! It's also #6 on the rock chart and everyone's leaving great reviews! Thanks for the support - keep posting your positive reviews, it really helps!
It's such a surprise for me- what a birthday present! I'm enjoying the bash like never before and then add this to it!!! I feel like I died and went to Cabo ha ha
Thanks to all you rocking redheads for another great celebration. Sammy.
Just finished rehearsing for days for Cabo the birthday bash we have 20 more songs from our extended catalog of material to add to what we already have! Lots of OU812 - we've also written a new song called "Where I'm going. Maybe you don't wanna go".
I love this band. See ya in Cabo. Sammy
Ran into these guys today!! Looking forward to jamming Loose Lucy with that lineup. Was great meeting John Mayer - I'm a big fan and as expected he was very cool. I admire his guitar skills and ability to play sophisticated rhythm, chord changes, & countermelody. Him and Dave Matthews are both genius at that.
'In a New York minute'... met 1200 fans at my book signings, cooked w/Rachael Ray, Emeril and Whoopi; shopped Varvatos; imbibed w/Benatar+Giraldo; ran into NPH, and during walking+talking tour of rockcenter w/Fox&Friends Brian Kilmead I was bestowed king of NYC by a silver-dipped lady liberty and serenaded by Miss America. Chicago, STL and NorCal - you're up next. I love this country - the red(head), white and blue! #AWHAFY? #F•YahWeR
Last night in Indio we had a sold out Circle concert AND George Lopez introduced us, then joined us many times throughout the concert for an unbelievable, crazy, whacked out, high-energy party/concert!
He actually did an encore without us after our third one until he finally got booed off the stage talking politics about Trump.
Last night's wine Collectors dinner at El Paseo was phenomenal!!!
Sold out again as usual, but the food was extra good there were about 10 redheads & they're hardcore - one guy even had the porcelain tequila bottle with him that's hardcore!! I only have two of those, but check the picture of Kari and I.