Business Sammy Drain Day
posted by January 24 at 11:54 AMon
March 13th, is Sammy Drain Day. As issued by Larry Gossett of the Metropolitan King County Council. Sammy was a childhood friend of Jimi Hendrix and they learned guitar together. Sammy is smooth like his rhythm and blues. He performs every Tuesday night at China Harbor - 2040 Westlake Ave. N. He says, “Even as a kid, Jimi had vision. There were mirrors and feathers on his bike.” Sammy is also an actor and was in the show L.A. Law.
A woman recently walked into the post office on 23rd and Union. Sammy was standing near the front door. She asked Sammy if he was waiting in line and he said, “No Ma’am, and if I was, I’d let you cut in front of me.” Sammy is a gentleman and he also the real deal.
I can’t wait until March 13th, so I am celebrating Sammy Drain Day today:
WHEREAS, Sammy Drain and his bands have done an outstanding job keeping alive the African American art form of the Blues in Seattle and King County for more than forty years, and
WHEREAS, his music has enriched the cultural fabric of the entire scene in our community, and
WHEREAS, Sammy has always made himself available to teach and play with his guitar, his renditions of “soulful” rhythm and blues songs to untold numbers of young people – both black and white – no matter how busy he was, always believing in the importance of passing along his passion and appreciation of the Blues to the younger generation, and
WHEREAS, Sammy has taught and learned from such legendary guitarists as Jimi Hendrix, whom he played with in the 1960’s when they both were growing up in Seattle’s Central Area, and
WHEREAS, Sammy was born to the union of Andrew and Carrie Drain on March 13, 1945,
NOW THEREFORE, I, Councilmember Larry Gossett, on behalf of King County Executive Ron Sims and the Metropolitan King County Council, do hereby proclaim this to be
SAMMY DRAIN DAY
throughout Martin Luther King Jr. County and ask all the citizens of this great community to join us in wishing Mr. Drain a wonderful and happy birthday
DATED this thirteenth day of March, 2004
Larry Gosset, District Ten
Metropolitan King County Council