I had been a fan of Michael Johnson since the 80s. I still have several cassettes of the music. Whenever I found one I didn't already have, I bought it without hesitation. When the song "Whenever I call you friend" came out, I had to have it because Alison was also high on my list. In 1998, Alison and Union Station performed briefly for an outdoor show at Ft. Smith. They are about 6 or 7 songs in when the clouds opened up and heavy rain fell. I jumped up onto the stage and helped get the equipment out of the rain. When we were done, Alison was right behind me. We visited a while about the different duets she had done and I told her how much I loved her duet with Michael Johnson. Her eyes lit up and she went on and on about how much fun it was to work with him.