Enough about me. Jon Paris is a hell of a guitar player and a really great guy. He is one of the most generous band leaders I have every played with. Last night he actually gave up the stage to another band, the 50’s-influenced Gas House Gorillas, for 5 songs. (They sounded great, too.) He asks a lot of the people who sit in with him, and you’d better be paying attention, because he’ll look at you and the next thing you know you’re playing dual lead with him. But the results sound a lot like real music.
Jon also knows a whole lot of songs. Last night, much to my surprise, he did a short set of Who classics (“Substitute” among them–haven’t heard THAT for a while). I frankly never know what he’s going to play next, but I’m pretty sure that I haven’t heard most of his repertoire.
Like I said: another great night. I look forward to the next.