Back in “82 Jimmy Raney gave a masterclass at the Rotterdam conservatory where I studied at the time. I came in late and everybody was grinning because I carried my guitar with me. Everyone had done their best to hide theirs under the tables."The guitar teachers played great with Jimmy and then it was the turn of the students to play. “Who wants to play with Jimmy?” Everybody took one step back, leaving me and my guitar up front with a feeling I had volunteered for some dark mission in the foreign legion.