I'd like to share my first musician interaction on the first cruise I did. JC 4 I believe.
I had seen the most amazing set w/ Luther Dickenson, JJ Grey, and Stanton Moore. A lot of you were there from the names I see and can admit that was a magic moment that can only happen on the boat. Anyways....
Later that night, I was at one of the 7th floor nightclub/bar places watching the New Master Sounds sitting at the bar and I look to my left and there was Luther from North Miss All Stars. I had just seen them perform in St.Louis at the Voo Doo and there were up for best new blues album. I met the band there and they were totally cool, but weren't partying. They were under strict good behavior rules because of the Grammy nomination.
I looked at him on the next stool and remembered that stellar trio performance from earlier and said, "Hi Luther, I just saw you in St.Louis not to long ago. Where is the rest of the band?" He looked me in the face and said, "I'm not a musician." I looked at him again and felt a little stupid for confusing this guy with Luther, when I realized it was him. So I said something like, well right on man, sorry, but I got your drift. He smiled at me and said "Cheers man, thank you". Point taken. I think if I had some titties or was "shakin that ass", as he says all the time we might have spoke longer.
I also asked Donna Jean for a picture on that cruise before Zero took the stage and she kinda spazzed. But that was my bad. It was right before the show and she was busy. I was in the wrong, but my brain was yelling, "That's Donna Jean!" (I am a Dead Head) Do realize where she has been and who she sang with? Elvis, Percey Sledge, Grateful Dead. Say what you want about her, but on that boat, she was the biggest name that year.
Karl D is pretty friendly when he is walking about. So was Michael Franti. Hot buttered rum was about the friendliest band I ever met. Just like YMSB.
That was my first cruise. I have been on four going on 5. I never even tried to speak to the musicians after that Luther incident unless it was being polite. As in, can I buy you a drink, or, do want some of this?
The Jam Cruise Jail Bird...
Last edited by Eric the Piercer on Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.