Message to Michael

On tour with the Aislers Set, we arrived on this date in 2003 at Tipitina’s in New Orleans to find the Arkestra’s Michael Ray offering to sit in.  We had recently played with Michael for the first time at the previous summer’s Fuji Rock, and I’m pretty sure none of us realized he was living in New Orleans.  Naturally, our answer was yes–he ended up playing  a bunch during our set, as well as the entire three-song second encore (I’m confident we performed the strangest version of “It Ain’t My Fault” heard in the city that night), and it’s possible that one or more members of the Aislers Set have yet to stop blushing from his backstage repartee.