The simple things in life ground me and keep me focused so I'm able to do a good job with what is in front of me.
My love life is like everyone else's - great, and then terrible.
My love life doesn't stink it's nonexistent.
James Brown is the reason I play guitar.
If you play jazz, then you play with your fingers. If you're playing rock, you use a pick. There's really no rhyme or reason to that other than that's just the way it has been.
I wish I could sing. I love singers, but I am way too shy. Scares the hell out of me.
I think Wes Montgomery is the greatest jazz guitarist that ever lived.
I feel very honored to be playing with Bill Pierce. He's such a great musician.
I can pay my rent now. I guess I could always do that, but now I can get an apartment with heat.
I am blessed to have Mom and Dad.
Dad made it to Gold Shield Detective, so he always busted Robin, my oldest brother, and me. Always got caught, whatever we were doing.
Being as versatile as I am, I take offense to the notion that no serious musician would not be doing a late night talk show gig. One has to be open enough in other areas to be able to contribute to a show like this.
After a while I thought it didn't make any sense to use a pick. It's kind of like typing with one finger on each hand instead of using all your fingers.
I was playing violin for a long time, about 6 years. It takes a while. You need very patient people in your house when you have a violin.
Serious musicians are finding it harder and harder to have a voice in the world of music these days.
People see my current success but don't realize I've worked hard to get where I am. I used to clean garbage off the Philadelphia docks and put a lot of time into developing my music.
I had the fortunate experience to play with people from different schools of music. Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music.
I really live a simple life and don't need very much to feel good and happy. Don't get me wrong I believe you should get what you earn. Sometimes you have to fight for it.
I love both my parents dearly.
The worst part is doubt. When you doubt yourself, which we are taught to do, you get lost.
You all help everybody, every day. And it's not until you save our property or save our lives that we think, Oh, I want to say thanks,' ... It's a little embarrassing, because I never thought to do something like this until I saw just how close the flames came to my door.
I thought people cared about music in a deep way, so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself. It was me, thinking I knew what was up. Youth, who else can change the world
Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work.
I consider myself a serious musician. Doing a comedy show does not take away from that in any way.
It's shameful what's happening in this country in terms of what we deny our children.