So i came through Nashville airport today. I was in the airline lounge – a very small affair at Nashville for Delta. The scruffy crazy bearded man 5 seats away – travelling with his kid – Steve Earle. What do you do? Whats the protocol? This man has made some my favorite music.
He is about to leave. Eyes meet. A star struck 56 year old grown – assed man says – “Sorry (I am English after all) – but are you Steve Earle? – (affirmative). I just want to thank you for your art – I have seen you many times in concert – thank you”. Hands were shaken – smiles given – talk of too much travelling.
After he left – the lady across the aisle said ‘who was that’ – “never heard of him”…………..the importance of the moment in the big world is explained!
My day is made – I am home in Michigan playing Transcendental Blues way too loud.