Lafayette Marquis: one of my top 10 albums ever.
Missed it the first time around. I saw him open for Dick Dale maybe 16-17 years ago, dug it and bought the CD. A few months later he comes back through town to play at some little bar and it's apparent that my girlfriend (now wife) and I are the only ones there that know who he is. At one point I request "Kissin Kouzins" and CC and the band seem genuinely surprised. After the show he buys us some drinks and shoots the ****, tells me about his Trusart which NOBODY had ever heard of back then. He wound up buying a bunch of Johnny Cash flipping the bird tshirts from me (I was a printer back then and had a box of 'em in the trunk) and that was it. As far as I knew he was done touring and recording, it was hard to get info in those pre internet days. 4 or 5 years later my wife and I are some little bar in New Orleans and he walks in and sits a couple tables down from us. He spots me and remembers the shirts, more drinks and **** shooting. A couple years later the band I was tour managing was on the same bill with him in Chicago, I think I was wearing my Johnny Cash shirt at the time. A couple years ago when he was touring for Lafeyette Marquis and played my town. I figure no way he remembers now. He walked up and said "Johnny Cash!!" and then gave me a copy of LM. Good dude, great player.I bet someone got the joke -- that I'd have no reason to be pissed at people for not responding to a fairly obscure post. Also that I'd actually wait around three months for a response. Anyway, he's a guitarist worth listening to.