Chicago Blues

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.

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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!

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