While visiting a local brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, on Monday, Tim Kaine broke out his legendary harmonica skills to join a bluegrass band for an impromptu performance of Bob Dylan’s “Wagon Wheel.” It was the first time the public has seen the Virginia senator, a noted harmonica enthusiast, play the instrument since Hillary Clinton announced him as her running mate last month.
The Democratic vice presidential candidate also sang (!) and sipped on some post-performance brew. Dad jokes and mediocre Donald Trump impressions not included.
That night @TimKaine visited a brewery in Asheville, joined the band, and serenaded crowd & press w/ “Wagon Wheel” pic.twitter.com/tQ9HX6WVpf
— Kailani Koenig (@kailanikm) August 16, 2016
“That felt great,” Kaine said. “Nothing makes me more nervous than doing that, but it’s good to get out of your comfort zone.”
According to the New York Times, Kaine lugs around multiple harmonicas in his briefcase at all times.