By Katherine Cole
Except for his powerful performance during the Hurricane Sandy benefit concert last December, we haven’t had a lot of Billy Joel spottings the past few years.
But that might be changing. He’s on the lineup of the New Orleans JazzFest this spring and just last week thrilled a crowd at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University when he took part in ” what was billed as An Evening of Questions and Answers and a Little Bit of Music.” Open only to a thousand lucky students and faculty members, the event provided the thrill of a lifetime to an 18 year-old freshman from Rosyln, NY, Michael Pollack. According to a story in the Nashville Tennessean, Pollack made a pact with his roommate that if the Joel called on either of them during his Q-andA, they’d ask to come up on stage and perform with him. What happened next? The Tennessean has this video (as long as you’re not squeamish about a few of the astonished expletives coming from the crowd).