Lenny Kravitz Overhears High School Kids Playing His Music and Surprises Them by Joining In

One day Lenny Kravitz was sit­ting with some friends on a ter­race in New Orleans when he heard a famil­iar sound. A group of high school stu­dents from a bap­tist church in Texas was per­form­ing his hit “Fly Away” on the steps across Decatur Street from Jack­son Square in the French Quar­ter.

Kravitz decid­ed he want­ed to join in. One of his friends went down and asked the group’s direc­tor if that would be alright. He said yes, it would. So when the famous musi­cian arrived, the group start­ed play­ing the song again from the top. “It was one of the strangest things I’ve ever expe­ri­enced,” Kelvin Reed, direc­tor of the Voice of Praise choir from the First Bap­tist Church in Lewisville, Texas, told the Dal­las Morn­ing News after­ward. “All of my stu­dents said, ‘Kelvin, did you plan that?’ That was just one of those unique expe­ri­ences.”

The inci­dent hap­pened on June 25, 2010. Back then, Kravitz owned a Cre­ole cot­tage in the French Quar­ter and lived in New Orleans part-time. “It was prob­a­bly one of the most incred­i­ble things that’s ever hap­pened to me,” choir mem­ber and lead gui­tarist Michael Smeaton told the Morn­ing News. “This is a famous musi­cian. He just comes down and wants to jam with us. It makes you real­ize as a musi­cian you have this sense of kin­ship, and you all come from the same expe­ri­ences.”

via That Eric Alper

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