Julie and Adrian Belew:
My future son-in-law, Matt, with Jack Bruce
Matt with Adrian Belew:
Les Paul from behind - you can't see Eric on drums, but Eric's girlfriend had the great vantage point for that so I'm waiting for her to email me her photos:
Louie Graff with John Mayer
Just got back from a week in England where I had an incredible time and am so jet lagged I've been up since 3:00 a.m. I realize I never got a chance to talk about the amazing experience that was Music Player Live the evening before I left the U.S. and of course now I have a whole week of the UK to talk about as well so I don't even know where to begin.
Once again, I have to thank Paul Green and Rock School for this unbelievable, almost surreal event. Every time I think he can't possibly "top this" he pulls something like MPL out of his hat.
Unfortunately, Adrian Belew did not get to play with the kids but all got to talk with him, Jack Bruce, Ron Carter, John Mayer...the list is endless. My favorite moment other than seeing my kids on stage at the Roseland doing their own set was having a Rock School private session with Les Paul where he talked about building his first guitar -- really, his whole career and it's just the most amazing story ever. And then of course Eric, C.J., and Max got to play two tunes for him while he sat on stage and grinned from ear to ear and to say it was a proud mother moment is putting is mildly.
I hope the above photos will suffice for now. I made the mistake of giving the camera to Julie and of course she took all pictures of her boyfriend, but since I love Matt, I'll forgive her. But it would have been nice to have one of her with Jack Bruce, too, though the fact that he autographed my all access pass will suffice for sure!
So England was fantastic...more pics and a whole write-up later. There's way too much to tell.
Favorite city there? All of them. I cried the whole way home; I didn't want to leave.
Best time had? In Leeds!