Andrew Hagar is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player that has created huge adventures for himself in his young life. He has trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, been a trainer in the martial art of Muay Thai, he has done extensive work as a journalist, taught himself how to play guitar, toured in support of Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, and he’s even been a voice actor. He did all of these things while going to school and holding down a full-time corporate job. And yes, he did all of it as the son of rock legend Sammy Hagar.
In this interview, Andrew talks about his life as the son of Sammy Hagar, making music with Trev Lukather (son of legendary guitarist Steve Lukather), and his new single called “Systematic Minds”. He also talks about a new MTV-produced docu-series called Family Legacy, which features Andrew and his father. Other topics that are discussed include mental health, journaling, touring, and his favorite Ninja Turtle.
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!