When Detroit-born, Grammy-award winning musician Jack White showed up at a neighborhood potluck while taking a break from touring near his current home in Nashville, nobody knew who he was.
Of course, someone Instagrammed the situation, creating viral gold.
Being a busy artist hasn’t allowed for much time for neighborly activities, like block parties or potlucks. Jedediah Jenkins, whose mother helped put on this particular potluck, shared a photo of White and the funny backstory on Instagram.
This picture is incredible. My sister texted it to me. Listen to this. My mom helps put on a neighborhood potluck in front of my childhood home. Our little dead-end street is populated primarily with older and quiet people. The houses are modest and suburban. My neighborhood 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 many of them had no idea who he was. "Jack White? nice to meet you." He apologized for traveling so much and missing out over the years. #lifeiswonderful 📷 by @making_dinner #lookatthesepeople #theyhavenoidea #notelvisdontcare
There’s no word what Mr. White contributed to the gathering, but guacamole is our guess, and being a potluck, it’s possible he brought enough for a seven nation army.