(image stolen from his Instagram)
An artist by the name of Sammy Arriaga has stolen our hearts! This Sunday, we are spending brunch with him … or at least the soothing melody of his song “Margarita Talk”. It just so happens the setting of this song takes place at our very own Saint Anejo, where Sammy likes to go on Wednesdays with his friends. Three of these amigos are Van Hunt, Conor Matthews, and Lalo Guzman who helped to create this EP alongside our man Sammy. The vibe of Saint Anejo, a M Street favorite, can often transport us all to a more exotic, beach-y locale, and we are very glad it took these men there on the day they wrote “Margarita Talk”.
(If we keep drinking margaritas will we eventually write a hit too?)
Arriaga grew up in Miami, FL, which you can hear when you listen to the sounds of his country, meets latin “Acoustic Mixtape”, “Banjos and Bongos”. While he is very clearly country, the hint of latin gives it a sexuality and a soul that most typical “country boys” have yet to master. The sound of Sammy is more Enrique Iglesias hip movements, than dude on a tractor… and we are not complaining! With the success of “Banjos and Bongos” thus far, it is hard to believe his first release was in fact an “Acoustic Mixtape” rather than a first official album.
Sammy has already done it all; followed his dreams, moved 1,000 miles away from his home, signed with Latium Entertainment + Sony Records, played CMAfest, made it to Hollywood on season 10 of American Idol, essentially created his own style of music, opened for some of the top artists in the U.S, been selected for CMT’s “Artist Discovery” campaign 2016, and thats all BEFORE his first OFFICIAL album drops! To say this guy is a talent is an understatement. We haven’t even mentioned yet how adorable he is, or how sweet, or ….
Without further delay here is “Maragita Talk” by Sammy Arriaga
We know we can expect great things from Sammy Arriaga, and wish him luck on his road to complete music industry domination!
NOW HEAD OVER TO SAINT ANEJO AND GET YOURSELF A MARG, SOME SANGRIA, OR BOTH!