Thought that might be of interest to those who claim no one any good ever goes to blues jams. Yes, he's friends with the host. And he's friends with most of the guys he played with. But that's often true of many open blues jammers. I'm friends with the host of the jams I go to, too, and many of the other players. And he did get up with the house band rhythm section, but then, so did I. About the only typical thing he didn't have to do was put his name on the signup sheet. He did get bumped up a bit ahead of people that were there before him, but none of us minded. He's shown up at a few other jams I've been at over the years. Maybe the fifth or sixth time I've seen him at one.