James Vincent McMorrow
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James Vincent McMorrow
You can batter your guitar, and it won’t distort too much, which is important for me because I play with my hands a lot –…
When I first saw Drake, I thought I was never going to like him based on the person that I saw on T.V. He’s just…
My mum was a big fan of E.L.O. and Elvis Costello. She used to play that, consistently, all the time when we were kids. And…
My first record was made in Termonfeckin, which is a small town on the north-east coast of Ireland. I had been in London, but it…
More often than not, changes had to be made in order for a song to make sense, and by the end of it, it would…
It bothers me when musicians listen to music from the ’60s and try and recreate it. Those people weren’t trying to recreate music from the…
I remember always looking forward to listening to country music in the car with my mother, and it wasn’t even something I enjoyed in the…
I’ve got an Avalon guitar – that’s the company that used to be Lowden. They come out of Ireland, and they’re like these folk kind…
I just essentially stayed at home for three years and just learned to play as many instruments as I could and listened to as many…
I heard of this Texas studio. The owner, Tony Rancich, wanted to fly us out for the day to see the studio. I booked it…
All the really good guitar players – Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, or even Bert Jansch or John Martin – I love all those people. But…
I think it’s safe to say that if you talk to anybody in Ireland, they’ll have a passing knowledge of the guitar. It was something…
With music, it feels natural that, in my head, I can pull things apart and then put them back together very quickly.
You just wake up and make music.
The idea of trying to predict what people will or won’t respond to is risky.
The only thing that’s ever made sense to me has been sitting in the house by myself making music.
My favorite records are not easy – they’re not records that reveal everything to you the first time out.
It’s like half the campaign of selling a record is trying to convince people that you’re an artist. Well, I am an artist. This is…
I’m mostly a keep-to-myself kind of guy, but you slowly find yourself getting folded into the musical tapestry.
I’m learning on the guitar all the time.
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