October 7, 2015 12:32 PM EDT

When a mysterious neighbor decides to make an appearance at your block party, it usually doesn’t turn out to be an internationally renowned rock star.

Celebrated musician Jack White has called Nashville home for a while, but this weekend was the first time that he was able to attend his suburban neighborhood’s annual potluck. Instagram user Jedidiah Jenkins posted a photo of the former White Stripes frontman mingling with his street’s fellow residents.

“Our little dead-end street is populated primarily with elderly and quiet people,” Jenkins wrote. “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.”

Jenkins added that, besides his sister, nobody seemed to know who White was. The singer introduced himself to everyone and apologized for missing out in years past.

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