And darned well worth the whole trip it was, too. I would never have thought to break out instruments in the middle of a restaurant, but damn! it was fun. Jed's instrument is fascinating. Try to imagine a sound somewhere between that of a lap dulcimer and an octave mandolin with single strings instead of doubles. Very decent. I do hope we have a chance to meet again and do the jam thing.
I'm gatting a CD player put in my car before the trip back home, and being able to listen to Jed's CD (thank you, kind & generous sir) is part of the reason. (Long term sanity on the long drive is another part.)