It probably wasn’t until halfway through the Mojo tour that Wayne Williams, Benmont Tench’s long-time tech, tapped me on the shoulder as I was snapping photos on stage right one night and motioned for me to grab the set of headphones off the top of his road case.
Listening to Wayne’s mix of Benmont isolated away from the rest of the band became a nightly ritual for me after that. His playing is always so tasteful and serves the song, whether he’s infusing subtle organ swells under Tom’s vocals or pounding out a counter-melody on the grand piano for Mike Campbell to solo over.
The magic’s all there in those hands. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.
Bid on Benmont’s Hands here.
Bid on Benmont here.