First of all, a big THANK YOU to my nephew Kevin and his wife, Devon, who gave me two tickets to see Keb' Mo' and Robert Cray at The Mountain Winery for my 50th birthday in April! I'd never seen Keb' Mo', but Gary has a couple of his CDs and I knew I liked his music. Gary often reminds me of one of Keb' Mo's lines ... "You don't have to shave your legs for me ..." I like this guy!! (Gary AND Keb' Mo'!) We were both very excited to see him.
Robert Cray ... what can I say? He's awesome, but I've seen him three times in the past year alone! He opened for Buddy Guy at the Mountain Winery last year, he opened for Eric Clapton in San Jose in March, and we saw him at the Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago just a couple of weeks ago -- and now he was going to be opening for Keb' Mo'. (Or so we thought.) When I got stuck late at work I thought, "It's OK if we're a little late because Robert Cray is opening and we HAVE seen him three times just in the past year." Then, when Gary and I decided we were both hungry and we really needed to eat something on the way, we stopped at a great little Fish & Chips place for a quick dinner on the way (I called ahead and our food was on the table for us when we arrived!) ... so we spent a little extra time doing that, but not a problem, because ... after all, we have seen Robert Cray three times ..
We arrived at the Mountain Winery for the 7:00 PM show at about 8:15, just in time to catch the last few songs of KEB' MO'S set!! AAAUUUGGHHH!! HE was the opening act ... for Robert Cray!! (Don't they usually put the main act's name first, in larger letters with the opening act's name in smaller letters second? Well, the advertisements and tickets and everything else said, "KEB' MO' and The Robert Cray Band.") Well, enough whining about that ... we weren't sorry that we "HAD" to see Robert Cray, just that we'd missed a good hunk of Keb' Mo's show!