I don't remember going to concerts other than gigs... The first memmorable was with Otis Redding while I was in college. I rode in the limo with him and we were in an accident together, ran into a swamp...had to walk through slime two feet deep... Otis appropiatley had on aligater shoes...
What gear do you use?
I have many keyboards, but mostly I use the Motif 7, the Motif ES Rack, and a Roland now and then....
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
King Curtis... Through him I got to play with Aretha, and many others, TV shows, Awards Shows,etc..... Lots of conections... All in my book, soon to be released...
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Otis Redding, King Curtis, Robert Palmer, The Voices of East Harlem, Letta Umbulu, Harry Belafonte, The JB Horns with Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Ellis, Marvin Gaye, Stuff, Cornell Dupree, Chuck Rainey and others... When I'm not on the road I play with Joe D'Elia & The Allstars mostly in NY & Connecticut.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
King Curtis......... Magic
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Soul To Soul Concert in Ghanna, Africa.. About a million people... The smalest.???.
One on one with my wife Beverley Hanshaw Smith..... They were both great for me!!!!
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
It Is What It Is by James Allen Smith.......... My first album on itunes.