| In between blowing the roofs off of venues up and down the
eastern seaboard, the band has had a few days off to collect
themselves and do other non-band related things. Black-cat
list member Kyle Holbrook, attending the Voodoo Music
Festival in New Orleans, happened upon a marathon gig by
hometown favorite Galactic, and had the pleasure of seeing
John Popper guest on not one, not two, but three songs over
the course of the night. Popper joined the group for
"1,2,3,4" at the beginning, and "Daktari"
at the end of their late-night first set, and then came out
to close the show hours later on the encore. From Kyle's
During this song, the soloing got so out of control,
that the keyboards broke. The whole set up broke down and
[keyboard player Rich] Vogel could do nothing. I think he
blew his direct box or maybe the whole head set up on his
amplifier. It was sort of a funny/sad thing to look at
the keys and see him sitting there looking around at all
the other guys with an expression of total
confusion/anxiety! Finally, [saxophonist Ben] Ellman
signed him with the finger slicing across the
neck..."is it dead?", Vogel signs back,
"it's dead"! So they ended the jam.
JP jammed so hard he killed the keyboards!!!!
A setlist will be posted as soon as it becomes available
in The Guest List.
After tonight's show at Philadelphia's TLA, the band will
take a day off before heading up to Geneva, NY for a run of
three gigs in the Empire State. Popper is scheduled to appear
on the Howard Stern show tomorrow morning [Thursday]; this
will likely be a late morning appearance judging by his
previous visits to WXRK's studios, although no time has been
announced as of yet.