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The Most Talented People I Know

April 2, 2012

The Rainforest guitar section

In two days I'll perform with Sting at Carnegie Hall. Doing his Save the Rainforest benefit concert has become a tradition in my life. Elton John has also done it every year since I've started, save one. James Taylor's been there most years too! I always love connecting with this elite group of musicians that have become another one of my families.

This year some of the guest artists are Bruno Mars, Meryl Streep, Vince Gill, Jennifer Hudson, Channing Tatum, Rosanne Cash and Bryn Terfel. Trudie Styler, Sting's wife and the show's producer, never fails to pull together an eclectic, varied, and interesting troupe of performers.

Sting and Trudie have caring hearts. When I discovered I had been attacked by cancer, the the first people to reach out to me were David Bowie, Sting, Trudie, and our Rainforest Musical Director Narada Michael Walden. Narada and I go way back and he's one of The Most Talented People I Know.


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