Stevie has very kindly answered some of your questions – and was delighted to do so.
Starting today, I’ll be publishing more of his answers to a variety of questions over the next few weeks.
My thanks to those who submitted the following for consideration.
There’s no chat today, but the chatroom will be open tomorrow between 12PM and 2PM (UK). Everyone’s welcome, so don’t by shy.
When did you meet David Gilmour for the first time? (Werner)
I met David at the Royal Festival Hall after a show that I played with Crosby & Nash in ’05. I was so nervous when I met him I was certain that he heard my knees knocking… When it came time for him to put the band back together, fortunately he thought of me and rang me up.
I’d like to know how you met up with David. Did you audition? Curious. (frank par)
I actually didn’t audition for David. He saw me play with Crosby & Nash at the Royal Festival Hall in ’05. I later found out through David Crosby that Mr Gilmour was interested in working with me and I thought he was putting me on. Crosby and I like to play jokes on each other and I thought for sure he was up to one of his tricks. He kept saying “No, man, this is for real, you have to contact him, it’s important…” So, I did and it turned out to be no joke!