Musician Dave Matthews hitched a lift with a fan to his show in Pennsylvania on Saturday after a tire on his bike was punctured.
The Dave Matthews Band front-man went out for a pre-show cycle before the gig at Hersheypark Stadium, but he was left stranded by the side of the road after the bike’s back wheel deflated.
Concert-goer Emily Kraus and her boyfriend spotted the star and gave him a ride to the show. Matthews was so thankful he invited them to dinner and offered them front row seats.
Re-counting the story to fans at the concert, Matthews revealed, “I did not have a cell phone on the bicycle… and then a nice lady named Emily rode up in a red car with a bicycle rack on it and gave me a ride on to the gig.”
In a post on CBS 21 News’ Facebook.com page, Kraus adds, “My cheeks still hurt from smiling, giggling and laughing all night long… this will always be remembered.”
Special To The Mac Wire… Blues Musician Adrian Niles
Somewhere in the blues nexus – between Dave Matthews, John Mellancamp, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan- resides a secret weapon named Adrian Niles. With his eponymous band, Miles has been churning out riveting music for the past several years, most recently with this summer’s Roll & Move; his sixth release. Niles writes like a true survivor (especially on the track “Skylark”) and, having opened for Dave Mason and Los Lonely Boys, his take on the American landscape is stunningly real and on the money. His midwest-honesty immediately brings to mind Dylan. Says Niles, “I was actually around 15 when I first heard his ‘Bringin’ It All Back Home’; it was a definitive turning point for me; everything changed. I started writing my first songs when I heard that track. I got a true feeling of where he came from and how he lives … I can’t find that in a lot of other artists I’ve heard.” Niles signed with NY-based manager David Salidor (who also runs his praisery, the dis COMPANY), and is poised to be here in person come December. “When I first heard his music, I immediately knew it was something real and special. Everyone that’s heard has felt the same way.”