My upbringing made me think that real legitimate music is written, not heard.
My life is as an artist, not an entertainer. I don’t consider myself an entertainer, but I can do that thing when I want to.
I never going to satisfy everybody, so I decided to satisfy myself.
It was so much fun playing simple American bluegrass. I got to meet Doc Watson.
I had never done TV. I think it’s a foolish medium for, most rock ‘n roll music. Nobody ever comes off well on TV.
I wish I was a little more gregarious and outgoing.
I had gone full-on folkie; I’d had it with bands.
My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it.
I love home. I’ll stay up there for days on end, I won’t even go down the driveway to look for the mail.
I always try to give my songs as gifts.
I love to rock ‘n roll. But my finest suit, of all the things I do, is as a songwriter.
My dad was vehemently opposed to electric guitars. He did not look on that kind of music as legitimate in any way.
I wanted to pay tribute to my musical influences: Buffalo Springfield, Lightfoot, the Beatles, the Hollies.
MTV didn’t call. I guess I wasn’t hip and groovy enough.
I choose to express myself.