America, the land of opportunities – so they say – and of new experiences, dreams, music on the streets and in everybody’s soul. I found my new experience in a 5-string active tenor bass made of poplar briar root on ash ended up in the hands of Michael Shiono, bass player from Oakland who embodies the spirit of passionate musicians like very few others do. Gabriele found music on the street with my Shank bass on his shoulders to deliver to his friend Michael. Music is really in the soul of everybody. Who knows if those 5 strings will nurture somebody’s dreams… Let’s play.