Sammy Arriaga Celebrates Cinco De Mayo With Debut EP ‘Banjos N’ Bongos’

"Sammy Arriaga Celebrates Cinco De Mayo With Debut EP ‘Banjos N’ Bongos’"
Sammy Arriaga cover artCountry newcomer Sammy Arriaga is celebrating Cinco de Mayo 2016 with the May 6th release of his debut EP, Banjos N’ Bongos (Acoustic Mixtape), his first effort for LA-based Latium Records. On the six stripped-down tracks of Banjos N’ Bongos (produced by Lalo Guzman) – including an intimate take on current single “Cold In Miami” – Arriaga puts his outstanding vocals on full display, melding the bold rhythmic elements of his Latin heritage with infectious pop country melodies and proving he can deliver lyrics that strike right at the heart.
“The recording process for the ‘Acoustic Mixtape’ was surreal. We found so many different ways of meshing my Latin roots with pop country sounds to create a cool fusion that I hope fans jam out to,” said Sammy Arriaga.
Banjos N’ Bongos (Acoustic Mixtape) Track Listing:
1. “Banjos N’ Bongos” (Arriaga/James Slater/Bobby Hamrick)
2. “Cold In Miami” (Arriaga/James Slater/Aaron Scherz)
3. “Cuban” (Arriaga/Paul DiGiovanni)
4. “Just Another” (Arriaga/Jordan Walker/Mitchell Tenpenny)
5. “Margarita Talk” (Arriaga/Lalo Guzman/Van Hunt/Conor Matthews)
6. “Lifeguard Stand” (Arriaga/Brett Beavers/Jim Beavers)
23 year-old Arriaga is already bringing the heat with debut single “Cold In Miami,” and media is raving about the newcomer: the Miami New Times calls him a “surprisingly down to earth Miami kid who hasn’t seemed to realize yet how bright his future is looking,” and CMT selected him for their 2016 “Artist Discovery” campaign. After teaching himself to play guitar at the age of 14, Arriaga made the move to Nashville in 2011, when he plugged the famed Tootsies Orchid Lounge into his GPS and drove 998 miles straight to Music City. Now, he’s captivating audiences nationwide as an opening act for Trace Adkins, LOCASH, Love and Theft, Chase Rice, Cassadee Pope and more.
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“Cold In Miami” is available here
Since its foundation in 1999, Latium Entertainment has guided and launched the careers of some of the world’s biggest superstars including Pitbull and proving integral and instrumental to the early success of Baby Bash, Chamillionaire, and Frankie J. Latium’s current roster includes MAGIC!, Kat Dahlia, Shy Carter, Play N Skillz and is a RCA Records/Sony Music International joint ventured label.
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