Two facts about Chicago:
- The people are very friendly
- There is an excellent blues / jazz scene
The combination of these two facts led me to be on stage last night at Kingston Mines, courtesy of Charlie Love and The Silky Smooth Band.
Charlie (the gentleman in the middle) kindly lent me his guitar, a vintage Les Paul, and allowed me to solo for his introductory track. (It’s a vintage guitar now, but it was new when he bought it.) Although I didn’t embarrass myself on stage, Charlie clearly stamped his authority as soon as he reclaimed his rightful place.
All in all, a most memorable evening!