After the Mc Comb tour Dunham went out to LA to rehearse with Frank.“One day Cora called Prince to thank him for her drum set and he asked her to bring it over to play,” reflects Dunham. For engineer Rick Sanchez, who worked on the artist's first album in 1978, he had his doubts as to whether Prince would survive the life of a touring musician.“He just wanted to rock it out, it was me, Cora and Prince. “Salma Hyeck, Floetry, Morris Day, Eryka Badu, Chaka Khan, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy. "Sometimes he’d go out and find random people, not stars, and invite them to his house for us to play.”Dunham chuckles when he admits that sometimes bandmates would be so tired from impromptu calls that they’d often turn off their phones just to get some rest. "Then someone said that he wanted to see me in his room.He did this for a number of the people who worked with him and at the studio. He smiled and said 'See you on Monday.' That was what I knew of Prince."Adrian Crutchfield started playing sax with Prince when he was only 26 years old. He was quiet…but not shy, if he chooses to say something it’s going to be profound.”Crutchfield performed his first show with Prince at Chicago’s United Center.
It was that chance encounter that forever changed both of their lives.John Blackwell, Morris Hayes, Mike Scott, it was amazing. We were terrified, nervous and hungry…we wanted to prove ourselves. It was a fellowship.”Prince gave a lot of spotlight to his bandmates launching careers such as Sheila E, The Time, New Power Generation, Vanity, Carmen Electra, Apollonia, and so many more.So we started working, learning music, and then Prince walked in. Being a Supportive Girlfriend Developing the Relationship Taking Care of Yourself Community Q&A Dating a musician, regardless of gender, is not always easy.In fact, the life of a musician can make relationships hard.Favorite hobbies: Concerts, hanging out with puppies, getting in meme wars, and being outdoors. Starting and developing our company/band and having it thrive for five years. Forgetting my violin in a cab or losing my passport. Boundless opportunities for enlightenment via new people and cultures.What country and place would you most like to visit and why? As a westerner and never having been anywhere in Asia, I'd be thrilled to have the opportunity to be immersed in such a beautiful and rich culture.We travel all over the country and world, performing approximately 120 shows a year.Our favorite thing to do with music is combine classical music with the pop music of today.I went in and he played me some Weather Report, some Sly Stone and some Beatles songs. Crutchfield was on tour with Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton in 2011 when they opened for the musical icon in Charlotte. He admits that when they started playing "Pop Life" he broke down in tears because he couldn’t believe he was sharing the same stage as Prince.Later that same year Prince wanted to put together a horn section for one of his artists, Andy Allo. Crutchfield went on to play with Prince for several more years and recording albums like "Art Official Age" and "Hit n Run Phase II."When Doves Cry: Prince's Career in Photos“Being on the road with Prince was amazing, the way he treated us, was beautiful.