Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities.
A few months ago, my buddy Jim Strong and I attended two Haley Reinhart concerts in two venues about a week apart. After a long concert hiatus due to the pandemic, it was great seeing Haley again.
I have seen Haley five times now, more than any other musician except for Billy Joel. I also saw her in four different venues, with only Lincoln Hall being a repeat place.
Jim hadn't seen Haley, but I turned him onto her and he became a fan. He is even a bigger fan now that he has seen her twice, too. Plus, we got to meet her pre-show both times. She is such a sweetheart.
A week after the last show, I had the pleasure of Zoom interviewing Haley at Haley Reinhart: Talking Music and Travel for Global Traveler. While it wasn't an in-person interview, it was still a bucket list interview for me. I thank her and her team for making this happen.
Go to HaleyReinhart.com for more info on Haley. Check back here for my updates, as I am a big #Halien.
Jim Strong and Haley Reinhart in Des Plaines, IL-September 2022.