Backstage at "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"!
On June 13, 2012 Blues Legend Matt "Guitar" Murphy
and I flew up to New York. Matt was to be a guest on the
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show, sitting in with The
Roots. Knowing Jimmy was a guitar enthusiast, Matt and
I decided it was a great opportunity to present Jimmy with
his own "Matt Guitar Murphy Signature" guitar. II was
allowed to join Matt while he rehearsed with The Roots
before the show. These guys are true professionals and
you could tell they loved having Matt there.
The show was a huge success and immediately following,
Jimmy came backstage to Matt's dressing room to say
thanks for a great show and was handed his new guitar.
Needless to say, he was floored by the gift and, after
numerous thank yous and hand shakes and hugs,
promised he would play it on the show sometime. Jimmy
told me. " Mike we're gonna get some mileage out of this
Jimmy's staff were some of the most professional,
FRIENDLY people I've ever encountered and bent over
backwards to make sure Matt and Kathy (his wife) had
everything they needed. If you're a fan of Jimmy Fallon
you can rest assured that he is just a regular guy who
happens to be the new King of Late Night!