SAM NELSON HARRIS of X AMBASSADORS + CHEF CLARK STAUB + MAHA ESTATE WINES
CLARK STAUB is the Chef/Owner of FULL OF LIFE FLATBREAD in the small Northern Santa Barbara county food mecca of Los Alamos. Changing his menu weekly based on what's in season locally and peaking in flavor, Clark has developed a close-knit collection of world-class farmers, ranchers, fishermen and food artisans who help shape the food at Full of Life. He even built the 20-ton stone wood oven that serves as the main cooking source in his restaurant. Clark has baked and cooked all over the world for large music and wine festivals, and intimate private gatherings. Prior to Clark's career in hospitality he spent almost 20 years in the music business working with Radiohead, Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, and others.
VILLA CREEK WINERY was founded by Cris and JoAnn Cherry in 2001 and has since played an important role in the growth of the Paso Robles wine industry. They are a leader in organic and regenerative farming and are passionate about presenting wines that are a genuine reflection of the vineyards they represent. Their estate vineyard and namesake wine brand, MAHA, is comprised of the best barrels from their organic and biodynamic vineyard, while Villa Creek Wines represent Paso Robles best west side organically farmed vineyards. Their newest brand, Cherry House, brings wine made with organic grapes with a more approachable price point to the wholesale market.
SAM NELSON HARRIS is the lead singer/songwriter for multi-platinum selling & Grammy nominated band X Ambassadors, who made their full-length debut in 2015 with VHS, which saw the band transition from Ithaca alt-rockers and Brooklyn indie-scene outsiders to Billboard stalwarts. VHS delivered the huge hits “Unsteady” and “Renegades” and led to a three-year global touring odyssey and a string of high-profile festival performances. Their recently released third studio album The Beautiful Liar, marks the start of a compelling new lyrical direction for the band. Sam also created and stars in an accompanying coming of age narrative podcast of the same name, featuring Emily Hampshire of Schitt’s Creek. He has written for multiple film and TV soundtracks, and will be appearing in the upcoming movie “Spinning Gold” as KISS’ Paul Stanley. He has also produced and written for global superstars like Rihanna, and worked extensively with Lizzo on her massively successful Grammy winning debut album.
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