At one point The Mighty Adam Yates started into "Uptown Funk" and from what I remember, it went off the rails pretty quickly. But then I looked up again and everybody, and I mean everybody, was singing along and dancing.
Saturday after another huge day at Second String Music, Sheryl and I went to Cheeseburger guitar player Tim Lawless' wedding reception. Then we were at Chicks On The River eating dinner and decompressing when I got a phone call from Tom Bentley. His daughter is the uber-talented Liz Bentley - nobody should be that good and just 17 years old.
Anyway, Liz had lost her voice and was playing a show Saturday afternoon, and she had another gig Saturday night at Cellar 21. Would I be interested in helping her out and playing with the amazing percussionist, Paul Wood?
Uh ... yes!
So we had a blast at Cellar 21. Liz was a trooper and playing with Paul is so easy - he's great on the djembe and it goes perfectly with acoustic guitar and piano.
|Spirit Knob - during the rain!
We used Liz's amazing Bose PA and played for two hours on the outdoor stage. Then a thunderstorm rolled in, so Tom and friends grabbed stuff, hauled it inside to the lodge and we jammed for another hour. Kathy Brink came by and sang a few songs for an even better time.
Here is the thing about Liz. She can sing and play guitar and piano and she's everywhere, always doing shows. But she's the nicest girl you'll ever meet and her parents are the same way. While it was our privilege and honor to hang out with her, she took care of us and made it easy.
That's what good musicians do around here. They support and take care of each other.
Good grief, that was fun. Now it's Monday morning and I can't move.
When do we do it again?