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