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The band and crew and staff are killer at their jobs and really a nice bunch of people as well, they made the job of coming in and covering the gig easy and fun, its hard to suck when everyone around you is doing their thing so well….and Glenn is……well….he’s Glenn Frey for chrissakes, he’s very cool and you know, those songs, and seriously, when he starts singing them it’s like “shit, that’s Glenn Frey singing that, and here I am”.
Yeh, it’s really fucking cool, I’ll admit I’m kinda “WOW” about it…..
I can’t thank Jonathan enough for putting me into the situation, he’s really been great to me on a number of things, don’t know how I’ll ever catch him up on them……but at the very least check out his stuff, he’s a monster singer/player/writer, check him out! (If you’re a friend of mine on Facebook, you can find his FB stuff that way as well.)
I met and hung out with some very cool people, a few quick people of note, J.R. Robinson (drummer on half the music you’ve heard in your life, whom I’d met a coupla times over the years, but turns out he’s super personable and funny and just a regular guy and funny), Reba McEntire (who I was kinda bugged by when she dogged the Dixie Chicks at a CMA awards thing a few years ago, but turns out she couldn’t be cooler and more normal, so hey, you know….we aren’t all gonna agree on everything, she’s great in person), Kris Kristofferson (who caught us right as we were going off the stage and couldn’t have been more complimentary and excited and just COOL AS SHIT cause he’s like, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON standing there telling you how much he liked it….and yeh I was kinda standing there going “Man, you just made my week saying those things to me, cause you’re…..” well, you know…and of course he wasn’t saying it just to me, he said the same to a coupla of the guys, but what a nice guy!), Victor from the Canadian Tenors (we hung out and talked both nights at the bar……I keep saying this but what a cool guy, and those guys are bad ass singers, dunno what’s gonna happen with them but I think it’s gonna be good), Muhammad’s wife Lonnie Ali (again, super nice and gracious, very classy and appreciative) and really many more people, but most of all Danny Grenier, Marty Fera, Rich Mangicaro, Will Hollis, Chris Mostert, Michael Thompson and the staff/crew for making me feel welcome and helping out with my questions, this is a killer bunch of players and a great hang! And of course Glenn for having me back, it’s a blast!
On the way home in the Phoenix airport we saw this…..odd but kinda cool….
Ok enough gushing, it was a great weekend, followed by back to being Mr. Mom, which was the best of all!