Don't meet your heroes...

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by bbbart, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. bbbart

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    Victor Wooten is a great guy! I stood close to the stage and when he finished the concert I asked him if I could get an autograph. He said he would go down to the fans soon. After a few minutes he appeared in the lobby and remembered that I was the first and we talked for a moment. His brother Reggi is also a great man.
     
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    I met Jimmy Vaughan. He drives over one of his classic cars for a annual car show every fall. And he does a gig in town that night. He was very cool and laid back and also very good. So only maybe 10 people was at his show. I said I’m sorry more people didn’t show up... he laughed and said “ It cool man. Last week I played Madison Square Garden with Clapton... any night is a good night”.

    Eric Johnson has always been nice and cool. Met him twice

    Robin Trower was polite but just going thru the motions. But I did get his autograph.

    G E Smith was super cool. Heck we talked for a hour about Saturday Night Live, Hall & Oats ... guitars and amps... the girls in Baton Rouge. He dug my set and was very encouraging. He even carried his own amp back to the bus...
     
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    I’ve met @simoncroft of The Monochrome Set multiple times. Very decent fellow. Never got an autograph, though... :D

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    I’m a big fan of Jimmy Bruno. He comes across as acerbic and a little rough around the edges. At one point I made a comment about how much I loved one of his tunes in a message board. He messaged me and told me to call him. Five minutes later I’m talking with him on the phone. Couldn’t have been a nicer guy. The following year I got to see him at a small show. Got a chance to shake his hand. Still super nice and polite.
     
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    If my amp were as good as his, I'd handcuff myself to it :D
     
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    Original Fender Bassman.Dont blame him!
     
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    Oh, yeah, I met George Clinton and Bootsy Collins at NAMM one year.
     
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    Met Zakk Wylde after a video shoot that I was an extra for (Suicide Messiah). Beyond humble and nice. He took a picture with or signed stuff for everyone who wanted to stick around. This was back in his drinking days, so he's had a few, but he was beyond cool.
     
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    From another hero thread:

    http://www.strat-talk.com/posts/2464621/


    Some I've met:

    Howard Roberts - My first teacher and guitar/life Yoda.
    Barney Kessel - Kind but highly opinionated. Sometimes a little curt.
    Jeff Beck - Very friendly. Talked about cars.
    Eric Clapton - Also very friendly. Talked about cars as well.
    Albert Lee - Kind, funny, enjoys a pint of Guinness.
    Elliot Easton - Became a close friend. He's a mensch.
    John Fogerty - Nice enough, but a little...uh...crazy.
    Robbie Robertson - A pompous ass.
    Mick Taylor - Decent fellow. Very strung out at the time.
     
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    I wouldn't really call him an hero by any means, but one of my favorite Portuguese players, the lead guitarist of the band Xutos & Pontapés, hit the national news a couple of months ago when it was found out that his dogs were kept untreated and malnutritioned in his family's backyard, coinciding with his divorce.

    I don't think I can really be surprised by a guy that besides not even knowing him in the first place, isn't an outspoking character at all, plus it wouldn't be an easy nor stress-free phase for anyone to be in the process of a divorce, I think. He's a great player, though, but I suppose the moral of the story here being, he may not be the brightest guy, thinking it would be a good idea to marry a stripper?