Last fall after the Sultans disbanded I went to a local club to watch another band. The GP is a well known player/teacher in town, and just a fabulous player. I hadn't actually heard him in several years and he has just gotten better. I gave him my card and said if he ever needed a fill in, to give me a call. Well he called Sat evening about 5:30 to say his bassist called him and said he was 'too tired' to make the gig that night at 8:00 and they needed someone quick. Since I was home doing nothing, and I wanted to play with this guy, I said yes, I'd help them out. This gave me the opportunity to use my 1210 and mini 12 together for the first time in a working situation. Anyway the gig was an hour away and I make it there with20 minutes before we start. It's a house party out in the cattle country (GREAT sunset!) and we set up in a 3 car garage (doors open), lots of space for partying/dancing. The set list included blues and rock stuff, most of which I already knew. We go over a few original pieces right before we start, and they're easy so I'm feeling confident and relaxed. We start and within 20 seconds the drummer and I are locked in on a funky groove and the singer and GP look at each other and smile. the rest of the evening went unexpectedly smooth, only one or two minor issues. At the break the drummer tells me, "Man that's the tightest we've sounded, and that includes with our regular bassist whos been with us for 3 years." I could feel my head starting to swell. I know I can get better with some rehearsals with these guys, y'know get the material down solid, but I hold my toungue, as for all I know this is a one time deal. We finish up and all of them thank me and rave about the rig, what a great sound, fills the room without being too loud. I must say I was really happy with the tone. So the singer/guitarist (leader and booking agent) says how pleased he was with my playing, and offers me another gig with them on July 30th at a club 2 minutes from my house. Bonus! I lke the band and the material, so I'll just have to wait and see what happens. Just wanted to share some positive news. What happened to you this weekend??