Jack White has proven to be one of the most prolific musicians of the last decade, but that’s come at a cost: the Nashville resident has been a no-show for his local neighborhood potluck. When he finally did attend one such gathering this past weekend, none of his neighbors seemed to realize the rock royalty gracing their presence.
Jedediah Jenkins, whose mother helped put on the potluck, shared a photo of White and the funny backstory on Instagram (via Live For Live Music):
“My mom helps host a neighborhood potluck in front of my childhood home. Our little dead-end street is populated primarily with elderly and quiet people. The houses are modest and suburban. My mom has been doing this potluck for over a decade. At the bottom of our street, there is a large gated historic home shrouded in trees. We’ve never really spotted that neighbor. But we have from time to time heard guitar coming from the garage.
This year, without warning, the occupant decided to come mingle with the neighbors. Of course they had no idea who he was. ‘Jack White, nice to meet you.’ He apologized for traveling so much and missing out over the years.”
No word on what White contributed to the potluck, but guacamole is of course the most popular guess.