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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sammy Drain Day

posted by on January 24 at 11:54 AM

sammydrain3.jpgMarch 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:


Proclamation transcribed:

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


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

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I hate all this "Martin Luther King County" shit. What a bunch of white guilt bitches for changing the name of our county. I am down for Remembering MLK but wtf? it used to be the county logo was a crown .. duh like a kings, shouldnt people vote or something if we change the name of our county? will i wake up tomorrow in a city called Ghandi?

Posted by ac | January 24, 2008 12:18 PM

AC, what would you rather the name of our county be?

Personally, I think we should change the name to 'Sammy Drain Master of Groove County'.

Posted by trent moorman | January 24, 2008 12:29 PM

i met sammy drain at thompsons one night and he gave me is business card

he is cool

Posted by ndrwmtsn | January 24, 2008 2:40 PM

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