Send lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan.
You had to go to a different part of town from where I was to get Muddy Waters singles. I had him on singles.
Recording at home enables one to eliminate the demo stage, and the presentation stage in the studio, too.
My first album is like a terrible John Hammond album, with drums.
My father was a boxer, though. So, I have a particular interest in Ray Mancini, I think.
Mutineer is the first album of mine without a demo stage.
I'm not a big jazz fan.
I wish I sang better.
I remember certain lines and whose they are.
I loved Hendrix. I mean, really, really loved him. As if he were one of the great classical composers. And he was. That's how I saw him.
I have no guitar technique.
I had a good guitar, and I was a young, young kid.
I don't learn so good, no matter how good the teacher is.
Glenn Gould was my hero. Glenn Gould was my idol. I loved him.
Everywhere I go, I have my little Steinberger, and I like it very well.
Duncan Aldrich has been my partner in most recording projects, and touring projects, for the past decade.
But there's a thin line between songwriting and arranging.
But I can't say that I didn't like John Hammond's performances often better than the originals.
And I think it's safe to say that the single very impressive figure to me was Merle Haggard.
I missed jazz, kind of. And by the time I came to it in life, it was too intimidating to enjoy thoroughly.
Dylan can do no wrong.
It took me 10 years to realize that I don't know 'em, 10 years to realize that it's possible to learn them, then another 10 years to learn how to do things.
I also told John Hammond this, 20 years later - to his exquisite embarrassment - that he was like this incredible, overwhelming influence on me.
I played a lot of real normal, straight sessions.
Well, I don't think it ever did, but in the early '60s I got interested in folk music.