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Born: 1952-03-07
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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Some people just come in, do it and they know it's right. It turns out better than you imagined it was going to sound. When that happens, you take it as a gift.

Tags: Gift, Happens, Sound

You could put this record on and not get jarred half-way through. I wanted it to be all cut from one cloth, and that was the way we took it through the whole production process.

Tags: Put, Wanted, Whole

The same people who never did their homework in high school are still doing that to this very day out in the real world.

Tags: High, Real, School

A person like Carole King could make up something, change it, and actually improve it.

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Doing this James Brown thing for the last couple of days has been ideal. But it's a different kind of fun.

Tags: Days, Fun, Last

I don't know too many people because I stay at my house, I write songs, I go to the store.

Tags: House, Stay, Write

I had 25 or 30 songs. Sequencing the record, I left that to the producer. I'm not into doing that stuff.

Tags: Left, Songs, Stuff

I love to get people to sing and play together.

Tags: Love, Sing, Together

I made this record without a record label.

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I saw Krishnamurti speak one time. And I thought, I'm not going to live here.

Tags: Here, Thought, Time

I taught myself how to play when I was about 13. I'm a lefty.

Tags: Lefty, Taught

I tend to think of all the songs the same - I give them all kind of equal rights.

Tags: Give, Rights, Songs

I was living in Woodstock for a long time, and I thought, I got to get out of here, man.

Tags: Living, Thought, Time

I'm going to play as much as they want me to, as long as I can put up with what they book me.

Tags: Book, Put

I'm not really getting too involved. My position is, Here's the record. I'm at your disposal.

Tags: Getting, Here, Involved

If you're asking me to compare myself to other people, I don't really know what other people are like.

Tags: Asking, Compare

People don't come to Asheville very often, and they don't know I'm there. I enjoy it. I like it.

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Rewriting to me means, if I work on it for three days, I've rewritten it.

Tags: Days, Means, Work

Shouldn't the low strings be at the bottom?

Tags: Bottom, Low, Strings

Some gigs will go great. I figure you do a gig, and as many as can get there will get there.

Tags: Figure, Gig, Great

The bottom string is tuned to an open G.

Tags: Bottom, Open, String

Things kind of happen organically with me.

Tags: Happen

Why do it, just because I can? That's kind of crazy.

Tags: Crazy, Why
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Every one of the songs was based around picking an acoustic guitar. That was part of the concept from the beginning, that the tempos were going to go from slow to almost mid-tempo.

Tags: Almost, Beginning, Guitar

I guess any time you believe in God you've got to be considered a spiritual person. That would make me a spiritual person. But I don't really know what that means.

Tags: God, Spiritual, Time

I just sat down and thought, I'm going to write a song today, I'm going to give it a try. So I just stuck it on a tape like everything else. That was just another song.

Tags: Give, Thought, Today

It took a bit of talking through administrative people, but only once did an attorney try and get in the way of the process and say their artist couldn't do it.

Tags: Artist, Once, Try