Today I am most grateful for our friend Patti B. Brainard, a consummate musician, smartass and person. She plays Chain of Fools with me like no other. She’s been a part of my life since I was 13, when she used to sneak me in the side door by the stage at her shows with SAMURAI so that I could jam with them. That kind of support for a young singer was so inspirational and fueled my fire to be on stage. (Thank you, Patti). I love her, but I am not alone. Everyone loves Patti. Recently she found out that she has cancer, and the rapid change in her health was alarming.