We asked Gord for a fun memory from touring:
“A funny thing happened to us when we played the High River Rock Festival back in the nineties.. we’d finished our set and were hanging out with Rick Derringer and his band waiting for Deep Purple to come on.
It was discovered they couldn’t find the right Hammond organ for Jon Lord so they got one from a church in Calgary. I remember helping Rick Derringer and his bass player lift it onto the stage just in time for the gig.. how bizzare!
Then – as if that wasn’t surreal enough.. my guitar player Randy Rink and me ended up chaperoning DP’s guitar player Steve Morse’ daughter and friend while they rocked the festival.”
“There’s another story about Dr. Hook’s drummer taking my drummer’s truck for a spin while we opened the show at Reds at WEM and they got lost. We had to keep playing until they finally found their way back.. the truck still smells like weed.”