I’ve known Bernie Williams since his early playing days with the New York Yankees. He was just another young man trying to make his way in the demanding world of Major League Baseball. What was different about Bernie the ballplayer was the acoustic guitar that he kept in his locker. Media might hear him play it on the odd occasion they arrived at the ballpark really early on a game night.
Now the whole world hears Bernie play, and with some of the greatest musicians to ever touch an instrument. He recently stopped by the WBGO performance space with pianist Chris Clark to talk about his gig at the Hotel Carlyle, his humanitarian work and his beloved Yankees. It’s always good to see my old friend and even better to hear him play.... Enjoy!