I hadn’t even intended to go to Lisbon.
I had a rough idea of where I wanted to go, on this trip, with the bulk of it being Spain, but my friend Glenn Patscha (he’s a great professional musician who plays with Ollabelle and The Big Bright, among others (including Marc Cohn and Sheryl Crow)) recommended that I check out Portugal since I’d be nearby.
It was an amazing suggestion. I had no idea what to expect from Spain. I knew what I wanted from it, but didn’t know whether it would deliver.