My first tour, I get in the van and [pianist] Otis Spann and his girlfriend are sittin’ there. Spann turns to her and goes, ‘Baby, gimme my shit.’ And she pulls a .25 caliber pistol out of her purse and Otis loads it and puts it in his pocket. My eyes were popping out. I mean, these guys would drink gin at eight o’clock in the morning.
Paul Oscher, recounting his first time touring with Muddy Waters & his band