Saturday, April 13, 2013

Guitar Slim + Sweet Willie, Yet Another, Family Home, April 10, 2013



This is yet another piece from a magnificent evening with Guitar Slim and two of his wonderful daughters, in his home and with Sweet Willie as well. Almost three hours of music were recorded and he was ready to continue while the rest of us were just trying to keep up.

As we walked out of the house the man himself escorted each of us to our cars. This level of courtesy and kindness is rare in my experience, and it made me feel a deep affinity for this gentle giant. As I was about to drive away he shared three words with me rarely heard in this busy world in which we live: I love you.

I found myself just as naturally returning those words to him, and felt a warmth inside more powerful than when the music was being made. He is a man to be respected and adored, a rare gem.