A chance late night meeting in a hallway resulted in me playing on stage with these folks the next day. What great fum! Me, Ray Franks, Mick Moloney, and Melanie Nolley.

I think this was about 2007 or 2008. My friends at Guitar Showcase invited me down to do a half-hour live interview and music show. I sent Dan some pictures and printed up some chord sheets.

I’ve been a fan of Mary McCaslin since the early Seventies. In June of 2009, I finally had a chance to meet her at an intimate gathering at Dave & Kia Hatch’s place. I, of course, brought my National 8-string dobro along—just in case. And she did ask me to sit in. The fact that we had no rehearsal is my lame excuse for the clinkers at the start. It got better, and we both had a great time.

We recorded this Thomas James Haithcock song at Studio E in Sebastopol, California. Always good to play with Nina Gerber, even though our schedules didn’t allow us to play at the same time. My friend, and also short left-handed musician from San Carlos, played drums and Jeff Martin engineered and played bass. Jan Martinelli on piano.

See Dale’s blog about it here: