El Cid, Ed Roth, and The Baked Potato
How music takes you to places you belong, but never knew existed, is part of the thrill in this industry. After performing at El Cid, my brother and I hopped in an Uber to skip across town to a place called The Baked Potato. As LA Weekly reports, "the Potato specializes in jazz fusion and has hosted such avant-garde rockers and musicians' musicians as Larry Carlton, Danny Carey, Kevin Eubanks, Andy Summers and Allan Holdsworth. With its low ceiling and wood-paneled walls, which are covered with photos and flyers, the club feels more like a rumpus room or a den than some of the fussier, more-upscale joints in town." After listening to the house band jam for a while, I was invited to perform What You Won't Do For Love by Bobby Caldwell. Ed Roth was on keys, and four others on sax, drums, guitar, and bass. It was a damn good time.