I’ve watched my peers get better with age and hoped that would happen with me.
I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.
Playing guitar was one of my childhood hobbies and I had played a little at school and at camp. My parents would drag me out to perform for my family like all parents do but it was a hobby – nothing more.
Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there.
I just play the music that I love with musicians that I respect and fortunately I’m in a position where people are willing to play with me and perhaps I can do something to help them.
It is still a surprise when people tell me that I’ve had an influence on them particularly when it’s someone I really respect.