My friend, Warren Stickney, recently married the lovely Colette at the Aspen Institute on July 29, and he asked me to put together an all-star band. So here we go: I got my great friend Jonny Rosch, whose band "JD & The Straight Shot" is currently touring with "The James Gang" to join us on keyboards, harmonica and lead vocals. Jonny has played with Phoebe Snow, Al Kooper and many others. On drums we had Tom Brechtlein, currently touring with Kenny Loggins as well as Chick Corea, and who has played with Rickee Lee Jones, Eric Johnson and many others. Joining him on bass was his old bandmate from Robben Ford and The Blue Line...Roscoe Beck, who toured last year with The Dixie Chicks and is currently back with Eric Johnson. Just to go all out for the gig we added a second drummer, Joe Pusateri, who has played with Richie Havens, Ramsey Lewis, Mickey Thomas. On keyboards my friend Jay Oliver made the trip, currently touring with Dave Weckle, Jay has played with The Eagles, Jimmy Buffet, and Sheryl Crow. Suzanne Paris, who sings with dave Mason, sang and played acoustic guitar. On guitar, we had my great friend Jeff Pevar, who plays with CS&N, and has toured with everyone from Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Phil Lesh as well as many others. Our first special guest was legendary guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, who played with the original bands The Doobie Bros and Steeley Dan (it sent chills when we played Reeling In The Years and he ripped into the opening solo!) And finally, we played an entire set with John Oates, who played original material, a few songs he and I have written together, and some legendary Hall & Oates material. It was a stellar night, and as much fun as the people at the party had, I have to believe we had even more fun on stage. MANY THANKS to everyuone involved. This is why I do this. Hopefully we will re-create this show somewhere again!

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