Smith added: “I didn’t know what to do… And another minute went by, I got more and more awkward, and he said nothing, ignored me. And I got ready to walk away. And I kind of walked away.
“He goes, ‘Are you one of the members?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, yeah, I’m the bass player.’ And I kind of thought he was gauging to see if I was full of sh** or not, you know?
“(Stevie said) ‘Oh, okay. Hi. Would you guys play my fundraiser next month? For the blah blah blah, I can’t remember. And I was like, ‘However we can be of service, Stevie, if we can!’
“And I can’t remember, then we chatted for a minute or something. But since then, I’ve met him a number of times, and he’s always been really generous of spirit and kind, and engaging.”