Opening for Rev. Robert Jones

Tonight we got to do an opening set for the Rev. Robert Jones--host of WDET-FM's "Deep River" gospel show and blues/folk/gospel musician in his own right. Robert played our song "Hey, Preacher Man" on his show in December (see December 3 news item below), so we included it in our set, and as Eric was introducing it, he was surprised to hear a deep voice call out, "I love it!"--it was Rev. Jones in the audience. After intermission, we got to sit back and enjoy the main event. Robert is both a dynamic and talented performer and a scholar in his field--the songs are stitched together with fascinating facts about the history of blues and gospel. His talented wife, Sister Bernice, joined him for several pieces at the end of the show, rounding out a lively and very enjoyable evening.