So our guitarist had to miss a couple of gigs due to illness, and one of them was today's gig at Hershey Park. The lineup was Bowzer, Sam the Sham, Shirley Alston Reeves, Johnny Tillotson, and Kid Kyle. But we had to call in a sub on guitar, and it was none other than Allen "Dr. Licks" Slutsky, producer of "Standing In The Shadows of Motown." I see why he's called Dr. Licks. Not that the stuff we did was too hard today, but he nailed everything, and played a handful of really tasty leads on a 51 Tele. Then while he's backstage, he's shredding classical on a mandolin. Really amazing player, he is. He turned out to be a really fun hang. We had a good time talking about bass players we both have experience with, say no more wink wink nudge nudge. Had a ton of good stories, too. He says he's about to come out with a book about what happened to the Motown guys after the movie came out. Apparently there's going to be some really juicy stories. He told us a couple...all I can say is it sounds like it's going to be a good one....like bestseller level juice. He also says he wants to branch out to stories about other types of music now that he's done with the Motown story. I'm all for that...I'm always camera ready Always fun to meet and work with super talented guys who are down to earth, and he really helped make what could have been a long day go very easy. Now if only he could shut up these screaming annoying kids in the next room at my hotel! God, someone please kill me!