Lincoln Park Zoo hosts live music once a month during the summer. Opening the 2004 series, our friends from the Colorado High Country, Leftover Salmon. For reasons unknown, new banjo player Noam was absent on this night. In his stead, the full-bearded Matt Flinner, a talented player and one that would look at home on a country porch somewhere. As the evening progressed and more and more beer was sold, it became apparent that many in the audience did not know LOS. One guy asked me, “Are these guys from Chicago?” Cracker was the big draw and Cracker did do a commendable job with the Friday night outdoor picnic crowd. Later, we followed friend of the band, Dimond Dave to a bar, where Drew Emmitt and Bill McKay were dining. We joined them and had a nice time.