My gig with Sting for a very good cause.

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I wanted to share an inspiring musical experience I had a while back with you all. I got a call from producer/drummer Narada Michael Walden (currently on tour w/ Jeff Beck) to do a benefit show in my home town of San Francisco for Christopher Rodriguez, a music student who was tragically wounded in a drive by shooting over in Oakland.”Let the Sunshine In” was the name of the event and the line up was truly amazing! Sting, Keb Mo’, Earl Klugh, The 5th Dimension, Bob Weir from the Grateful Dead, just to name a few…I was part of the band and got to play “Fields of Gold” and “If  I Ever Lose My Faith In You” on my trusty Gryphon 12 string. The band was stellar with Chuck Leavell (an old friend) from The Stones and Allman Brothers on keys as well as Lisa Fisher also from the Stones on vocals. We were fortunate to also have a 60 piece orchestra from SF Conservatory led by conductor Michael Morgan from the Oakland Symphony at the helm.

The performances were stellar and it was truly an honor to be included in this once in a lifetime event! I will post some fun pix from the show.

Keep rockin’!

Best, Jimmy

Sting, Kelli and JD