July 3, 1975 - Rochester, NY - "I remember us
opening for Muddy Waters in Rochester, NY. After our set, he went
on and I watched him play from the side wing of the backstage area.
I was in awe, seeing and hearing where delta blues came from, he was
great, singing and playing from his heart for the entire set. After
his set was over, he went back out for an encore. While watching him
from side stage, he motioned me to come out on stage and jam with
him. I was very nervous and humbled by his gesture, so much so that
I almost couldn't bring myself to accept, but fearing the embarrassment
of saying no more, I overcame my apprehension and went out and joined
him. After the song was over, I shook his hand and thanked him. I
remember he was a gentleman, gracious and complimentary. He said,
"Man, you got the feel, you know the sound...just keep on playin'
them blues". "I felt so lucky to have met him; one of the
greatest, most influential blues pioneers, Delta blues, Chicago blues,
he electrified the music that had been brought up from the delta,
he was there when it all started.