Tommy Cappel, better known as ‘Sidecar Tommy’ from Beats Antique, is coming to this year’s Golden Tarp Awards in Humboldt County, CA. Part of the Emerald Triangle, Humboldt is known for it’s long history of cannabis cultivation at scale, a rich library of genetics and growing that goes back generations. Sidecar Tommy’s job will be to judge the Top 16 winners across all four categories to pick the overall winner and to do it alongside professional judges, cannabis industry notables, other special judges and a dozen lucky event attendees who win a spot.
Sidecar Tommy is beatmaker, drummer, and co-producer of electro-gypsy trio known as Beats Antique…Sidecar Tommy creates music that brings the dirtier beats to the forefront. Using his 30 years of experience as a drummer, fusing with state of the art production tools, the original score is vast, raw, and properly sculpted for sound systems big or small, culminating in a collage of music that hits. With roots steeped in The Yard Dogs Road Show, the Extra Action Marching Band, Tommy Cappel’s solo work is where you get over 30 years of his experience in beats, unfiltered.
Tommy started learning about the healing aspects of cannabis when he moved to the Bay Area in the 90s and realized that cannabis could help minimize the debilitating epileptic seizures he had faced for over 20 years since he was 14. As more scientific research and stories on cannabis became available, he spent 15 years studying what strains help his seizures as well as express himself musically.
As he found the right CBD cannabis strains and combined it with his other pharmaceuticals (including Dilantin, Tegretol and Phenobarbital), he was able to stop his seizures for five years and in 2014 was able to completely stop taking pharmaceuticals with CBD, eating organic healthy foods, reducing sugar intake and using food grade Frankincense essential oil, among other things.
Tommy now is a big advocate for cannabis and wants to share his story to raise awareness about its medicinal benefits, empower others on their healing journeys, and encourage others to do their own research on how CBDs can work alongside existing meds or as alternatives to prescription drugs.
We hope you will join us in Garberville, CA and maybe even win a chance to judge alongside the other judges. If not, be sure to watch us on the live stream November 18th starting at 11am on the Speaking Sessions feed with our athlete panel featuring Pete ‘El Duro’ Williams, recent 2016 UFC Hall of Fame inductee and others.