Irving Farber and my Dad, Sid With bassist Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) during my weekend workshop with him at Jorma' Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch in southern Ohio. He asked if I wanted him with or without his trademark sunglasses. With "The Captain," Jorma Kaukonen at his Fur Peace Ranch. For my student "recital" at the end of the weekend, I played Jorma's "Been So Long." it was an amazing thrill. Jack and Jorma at City Winery, these guys epitomize what dedication to your craft is all about Sam Andrew, Janis's guitar man, at Wetlands, NYC, where he joined Moby Grape. In 1968 I saw Sam with Big Brother & The Holding Company at the Fillmore East. Sam was a highly literate, sensitive and compassionate soul who passed away in 2015. In my heart Ian McLagan, member of Small Faces/Faces, taken in NYC 2004. I was fortunate enough to commission Mac to add his keyboards to my cover of his song "Up The Wooden Hills to Bedforshire." Ronnie Lane with Faces at Ungano's. I was proud to cover his song, "The Poacher," on my new CD. Percy Sledge in Alabama 2000. Rockabilly King Carl Perkins at J&R in-store signing and performance. That same night he did another performance and signing in midtown. A true "Country Gentleman." With the great Arthur Alexander after his triumphant set at the Bottom Line in 1991. His set that night led to his 1993 comeback album, "Lonely Just Like Me." Legendary songwriter and arranger Alan Toussaint at New Orleans Jazz Fest, 1987 "Sweet" Judy Collins backstage Brooklyn College, 1967. I showed her this photo many years later at a Strand bookstore signing. A brave, smart lady. Janis gave all she had every night. Rest in Peace These guys (and Shemp) gave so much to make so many of us happy. Thank you Moe, Larry, Curley and Shemp. Two of a kind: Joey Ramone and Allen Ginsburg. "I saw the best minds of my generation..." With Marshall Crenshaw backstage at City Winery. Anyone who even half-way survives as a musician is a hero on my book. My big bro Phil got the bad guys! Boo yah. How I loved these guys.... After-show hello with the one-and-only Raffi at Town Hall, NYC, November 4, 2018. A great honor to meet this wonderful songwriter, communicator and champion of children. A true inspiration to him. Richie Baxt, the most solid individual I've ever known. An expert guitar repairman and wonderful fellow, I trust Richie implicitly with any and all repairs. If everyone was as true and professional as Richie, the world would be a beautiful place.