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You can listen to carpenters talk for hours in Ireland. The people have a relationship to words that I don’t think you will run into…
The drama teacher that I had in high school, back in Texas, was the only teacher who didn’t kick me out of his class. He…
I’m a country singer, and I’m comfortable with that. But why does a country singer have to play only on country radio or a rock…
I promise you that I did not become an addict because of anything to do with the behavior of either of my parents. Everybody has…
I love e-books. I can carry the complete works of William Shakespeare around with me all the time. Just think about that. Whether I’m on…
I love ‘Harry Potter.’ I love those books. That started because I lived with a woman who had kids who were, like, 10 and 7…
I am connected to the past in a way that keeps me going forward. Every leap forward that I make is by reaching back and…
Becoming interested in poetics got me interested in theater. Theater is supposed to be poetry, you know, before it’s anything else. It just doesn’t fly…
San Antonio is like a military town. It’s like literally – when I was growing up there, there were five Air Force bases, plus Fort…
I think the singer/songwriter genre is going to be like bluegrass and jazz. You can make a living at it, but it’s not part of…
I’m constantly warning people that are involved in my life that I can go busk and make a living. I can make my rent in…
You see things differently at 40 than you do at 31. Especially if you got to 40 the way I did.
Truman Capote is really an interesting cat.
You can’t write if you don’t read.
There’s a long tradition of people from the South living in New York City.
New Orleans is a unique environment.
Sympathetic characters usually have a voice. They usually don’t have any trouble being heard.
My politics were really radical when I was younger, and then I moderated like everyone else does when they start having kids.
My dad was in a wheelchair and on oxygen for the last few years of his life.
Making art in America is sort of a political statement in and of itself. It’s not the best environment for that sometimes.
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