2001, May 25th. John Lee Hooker with Rich Kirch, Pete Sears, Ron Perry, Bryant Mills.

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2001, May 25th. John Lee Hook­er with Rich Kirch, Pete Sears, Ron Per­ry, Bryant Mills.

Gold Coun­try Casi­no, Oroville, Cal­i­for­nia.
I was fill­ing in for their reg­u­lar key­board play­er Liz Fish­er who was ill.
A few songs from the show are up on YouTube.
I liked hang­ing out with John, whom I’d got to know through his close friend and “Coast to Coast Blues Band” leader Rich Kirch. John used to call Rich every day just to chat.
I remem­ber John keep­ing the tem­per­a­ture in his house up in the eighties…and he’d hang around all day in a sharp suit and hat. He was one of a kind, and lived his life on his terms. I used to lis­ten to John when I was four­teen years old, and I feel priv­i­leged to have known and played with such a leg­end. — with John Lee Hook­er.

 

 

 

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