I met BB in his manager's office; my manager at the time was there too. He had brought me to the office, but I don't really remember why he brought me there. BB said, "A tuba? You're playing a tuba with the blues and jazz?" and I said, 'oh yeah.' He was a little interested, but wasn't going to offer me a playing gig without my manager prodding. So, he suggested I come down and play and BB said yeah.