Went to see Mac McAnally last night at City Winery in Chicago. He had Eric Darken on percussion with him, and Nadirah Shakoor was in the house, sitting right next to me before she got up on stage and sang a few songs. It was an exceptional show last night, especially given that they were at Alpine Valley the night before with Buffet and the full band. He's such a great songwriter, and the stories between the songs are almost as good as the music.
We met him and Jerry Jeff Walker at an outdoor concert in the Keys about 8-9 years ago. FKG introduced herself to Jerry Jeff, who introduced himself to her and she goes, yeah I know, we are hear to watch you play - it was funnier than it reads