The Red Hot Chili Peppers are on tour, and last night they performed at the Scott Trade Center in downtown St. Louis.
Meanwhile, yesterday I was visiting Music Folk in Webster Groves, working out a trade for a new mandolin, when the salesman waiting on me gets called aside for a phone call. Someone from the Red Hot Chili Peppers was on the line looking to buy a hard to find folk instrument for their show.
Somehow, the Chili Peppers heard about Music Folk in Webster Groves. It's no wonder; Music Folk carries one of the largest selections of folk music instruments anywhere in the country.
Update: It turns out the Chili Peppers weren't looking for a folk instrument at all. Rather, they were searching for a "D-5 Clavinet" synthesizer. We don't know if they found a D5 in time for their St. Louis performance, but it's nice knowing they went to one of our local St. Louis music stores to try and find one!