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Well when I made my first record I thought it would be a good joke to have me on one side, have the lable say…
Well I was on the one hand, the more I played the guitar the more I began to really love the guitar and to love…
So I learnt a few country western songs, I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff, which nobody else…
See my father knew a lot about music, he played the piano and he would do theory and stuff like that, but I didn’t learn…
I had a big background in listening to classical music and I started trying to compose, like I was playing the guitar but I heard…
I thought I’d be wasting my time to go to commercial record companies and make demos for them, because don’t forget, I was doing what…
Well folks, that’s about it for the show tonight.
But I say these things in an objective dispassionate manner because, you know, and I can’t explain why, but being one of the greatest guitarists…
Regarding fame, fortune and Oregon I do wish I had more money.
I was using them as teachers for technique but I was never trying to be a folk.
I just want to be treated like an average guy.
I also know that I am not a great technician.
How can I be a folk? I’m from the suburbs you know.
Being worshipped is a horrible experience.
From a social perspective, I am looking for friends, not acolytes.
As for fame, it can go to your head and you can become full of yourself.
As soon as the groupie finds out that you make errors in everyday life like everybody else does and that you are human, they turn…
The other thing in composition is opening up the unconscious.
Early Bluegrass is my favorite kind of music, not to many people know that.
When I play, I very quickly put myself into a light hypnotic trance and compose while playing, drawing directly from the emotions.
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