Patrick Stewart - AKA Jean-Luc Picard - was in our neighborhood recently as he jammed out with Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater in his Skokie home in August.
Clearwater recently performed at Space in Evanston as he celebrated his 77th birthday on Saturday.
Clearwater never expected Stewart and his girlfriend to show up at his home. Ever the English gentleman, Stewart brought a bottle of Scotch. It became a jam session in the two old pros’ comfort zones. Clearwater, of course, sang the blues while Stewart went back to his stage roots by reciting Shakespeare.
“It was quite a surprise, quite amazing,” Clearwater said. “In my wildest dreams, I never thought he’d show up at my house. Very charming, very nice gentleman. It’s quite an honor to know that (blues) had such deep roots and reached so far.”