Hope your summer's off to a great start! I've been having fun seeing and meeting many of you along the festival path :) Before sharing future plans I just have to tell you some of the wacky "pinch-me" moments that happened behind the scenes... On May 24th the Town Hall Ensemble played Bob Dylan's historic debut concert with guests such as Bill Murray, Lisa Fischer, Steve Buscemi.. surreal! The most funny moment for me came during sound check.. I got to play harmonica as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog impersonated Dylan singing with the Milk Carton Kids :D
Another totally unbelievable highlight was a last minute call to play in a horn section with U2 at the Apollo Theater, also featuring members of the Sun Ra Arkestra (!!?!) We were the surprise for the encores; I had never played the Theater and waiting for a huge curtain to reveal the crew and support those iconic rockers (nice guys too) was a moment I'll never forget.