As some of you may know, Sam plays bass with the Rancho All-Stars, house band of the Marin County (California) nightclub Rancho Nicasio. They play a great variety of highly danceable originals and covers in the blues/soul/r'n'B tradition, and the regular line-up includes Mike Duke (Delbert McClinton), Angela Strehli, & Billy Lewis (Roy Rogers). They usually feature a special guest, and last night's was the great guitarist/singer David Jenkins (Pablo Cruise, Southern Pacific). Then Elvin Bishop sat in for a stellar set, blues crooner Les Bailey sang a few, saxophonist Rita Thies played all night, and I got to sing with Angela on a couple of songs. Wow - what a night. You never know who will show up at the Rancho!