We were also able to draw upon the good graces of a family friend of ours (his mother and father are among my parents closest friends), world-renowned Chef Dan Orr. After making a name for himself as Executive Chef at famous restaurants such as La Grenouille and Guastavino's in New York and the CuisinArt Resort & Spa in Caribbean Anguilla, Dan had decided to start a strong 'localvore' restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana (Indiana Universiy is located there also). near our family homes on the western side of Columbus, Indiana. His restaurant, FARMbloomington is one of my most favorite places to dine. Absolutely incredible food. Dan had also started an interesting bar (the Root Cellar) as part of his restaurant, and they had been booking a rather eclectic set of musical acts. I wrote to Dan to see if he would be interested in letting us do a performance there, and poof! -- PGT in the Cellar! The FARMbloomington staff was terrific. I even got to see some friends from my High School at the event.
It was wonderful to see John and
again; I've known both of them for nearly 30 years now! (We were all in
grad school together.) Their dog, Jess, was amazing. And of course
seeing my mom and dad, and the recordings we did back at my childhood
home (Wood Lake outside Columbus, IN). Very good trip.