When I was a kid, I was following black soul music.
You feel quite distant by playing at huge stadiums year after year, where you only can see a great darkness in front of you.
When you’re 20 years old and you’re making points with volume and dynamism, it’s a fantastic thing to do.
There are always generic terms like ‘Americana’, but there are no boundaries as to where it can go.
Theatres are built because they were the boards for entertainment.
I think I surprise myself.
A daily blog would just about finish me off completely.
The events between 1968 and 1980 were the kind of cornerstone for everything I’ve been able to do, they gave me the springboard.
So for a long time I closed my eyes to the possibility of America having a white voice.
I’m a grandfather now.
I still like to get carried away – but passively.
I really had to think and learn about musical intervals.
I don’t think I’ve aged gracefully.
So many white kids, English kids – we had no culture.
I’ve got the big name, but I’ve always wanted to be in a band, one of a band.