Originally Posted by Jim Penebaker
I attended the benefit held for Richie in Thousand Oaks, CA a few months back. The turnout was great, sold out I think. There were so many performers that it went up till 2 AM I think. The last thing I saw was a group with Jimmy Vivino from the Conan show doing an all star band with Gregg Bissonette and Simon Phillips on double drums! It was great.
Jackson Brown also performed and so many others.
As long as we're on the subject of Richie, I love his playing on the 1st Robert Plant solo record "Pictures at Eleven". I think it's a Richie Hayward record a lot of people aren't aware of. Such tasty drumming.
Man...I wish I could have attended that one,sounds like it was great.
I saw Richie with the Feat at a Jazz festival about five years ago,they played in a very small intimate venue where you felt like you were on stage with them.Met all the guys after the show hanging outside the theater,very nice to chat with Richie about the show and drums in general.That was truly a highlight!
I really hope he is doing well in beautiful British Columbia.The scenery alone is medicine for the soul.