When I was in college, I played at a neighborhood bar called Bonne Terre’s Lounge in New Orleans East with Rockin’ Jerry & the Spice of Life Band. And we covered everything from Elvis Presley to Led Zeppelin, Prince, all the hits of the day, classic New Orleans songs… we played everything. But what made it special was Jerry’s personality. It was a small neighborhood bar, so Jerry knew everybody in that bar. When they walked in, he waved at them. He smiled at them. He knew which songs they wanted to hear. He made them feel special every time they walked in the room. It was the greatest lesson that I learned from him, and I try to take that everywhere I go.