Terry Haggerty is a legend among a circle of elite creatives, known for his exceptional cannabis and genetics. Haggerty, the fleet-fingered lead guitarist for the Sons of Champlin, came to intimately know the original generation of cannabis smugglers and sampled their most exotic wares through his high-profile artistic and diplomatic connections.
In this episode, Terry describes his early networks and genetic dedication as equal parts science and artform. He places the experience as a sacrament and creative inspiration over profit. "If it doesn't make you want to make love or play guitar, I don't want to grow it." Behind the stage, Terry patiently collected and cultivated seeds. Born into a family of musicians who circulated among the rich and famous, he learned how money could twist any talent or gift. He believes cannabis has self-regulating dignity and has been cautious about commercial ventures that ignore the intention the plant embodies. Decades later, his highly curated collection of genetics, not easily adapted to mass growing techniques, is finally hitting the legal market in selective locations under the brand Hagalicious.
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Welcoming Terry Haggerty, Seed Saver & Sons of Champlin Founder Ep. 60 : Smokin' With Swami Select
Swami Select is thrilled to welcome Terry Haggerty to our show! A legendary seed saver, Terry's roots in the canna space run deep. Terry bred the famed "Hagalicious." He was also deeply involved 1960s SF psychedelic rock scene, serving as the founding guitarist of San Francisco Bay Area's counterculture band "The Sons of Champlin."
Party Barge has left - James Preston R.I.P. drums with Jon Hammond + Terry Haggerty
Thanks for all the great hits JP!!
Remembering James Preston here: Fun in the Sun and Water on the Lake with Jon Hammond at the XB-2 organ, James Preston drums and Terry Haggerty original guitarist of Sons of Champlin band (Marin County CA) playing Jon's tune "Turkey Dog Saute" powered by a generator cruising on a nice day, enjoy! — with Jon Hammond, James Preston and Terry Haggerty at Lake Berryessa.
Terry's mom Gloria Gonzales-Haggerty was a professional dancer from Cuba and featured here with her dance partner Howard Smith. An excerpt from the 1942 short "Hit Tune Jamboree". George Olsen and His Band performs "I'll See You in My Dreams" while two couples dance in the clouds. Gloria met Terry's father, Frank Haggerty, while they both performed on the stage of the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco in 1945.