I just went to my first Garaj Mahal concert and it was fabulous. I got to go back stage and meet Kai. What an incredible person. He is so down to earth. What talent and what an incredible tone. His Coura fretless knocked me out and his "Big Apple" Livewire bass had the perfect tone for the performance. And then there was the Glockenklang rig with the Bass Art head and the pair of Glock 15's. It all seemed so perfect. It was Kai's birthday so he did a solo on the Big Apple that was killer and really a treat. And just seeing Alan Hertz on drums was more than over the top. I couldn't believe just how much work that guy does on each song. He goes to the top of my list of favorite drummers. He was definately the standout for the group. I HIGHLY recommend that you not miss Garaj Mahal since they are on a tour of the Pacific Northwest right now.