Funny thing happened last night at the venue. Last night, my R&B band, Chiedza, opened for The Tony Rich Project, and the guy playing bass for him, is also Julie Dexter's bassist, a young hot shot named Darrell. EVERYONE is talking about him, and for good reason, the kid can flat out play. Anyway, I finally get to meet him, and I told him that, "tonight will be a chance to learn something." He responded, "Yeah, for me too." I asked who else was playing, and he goes, "You. I've heard a lot of great things about you. Unless there are 2 Woodchucks. I've been looking forward to meeting you. Your name comes up in just about all of the conversations among bassist in this town." Wow! When it comes to basketball or cooking, I'll trash talk with the best of them, but as a bassist, my confidence isn't quite so sure. After hearing Adam Nitti, Bill Dickens, T. M. Stevens, Za Williams, Mike Chapman (Garth Brooks), etc. tell me how good I am, I still lacked 100% confidence. Last night showed me, that, hey, maybe I am a pretty good bassist afterall.