The night before we left for Santa Cruz last month, Dan and I went to see JJ Cale at the Triple Door downtown. (my former Chicago-self always wants to call it the Double Door) He may not be someone you know by name, but I'm sure you'd recognize his songs. Eric Clapton's hits Cocaine and After Midnight were written by Cale. Not so well known, but equally loved by me are two Widespread Panic songs written by Cale - Ride Me High and Travelin' Light. He preformed all four, and then some. It was a great evening with great friends.