The first real thing I heard was Three O'Clock Blues by B.B. King. That's where it all began for me.
I go for as much feeling as I can rather than show what I can do up and down the neck. I don't play to show people ability.
If I could sing, I wouldnt be a guitarist.
The ability to make music is a gift that you're born with; it's not something you can learn.
It's impossible to play a run with as much feeling as a single note. I've never been so much into runs as making single notes cry.
When you start believing you're something special, then you're not going to be striving to move forward.
It's great to have something you can be proud of.
I got a guitar when I was about 14, for a Christmas present, and went from there.
I think it's a sensible thing not to read your fan mail - not to take it too seriously.
I wouldn't count myself as being a true blues guitarist because I feel you have to live it.
Radio is commercial, isn't it. Its a business.
I have short hands. That's why I have to bend up to notes; I can't always reach the frets.
I have done some things that I'm very proud of. I don't think you can say any more than that, really.
I go through about two Fender mediums a night because I don't pick straight down; it's sort of sideways, and it shaves them off.
I don't tend to have a favorite album; I tend to have favorite tracks. There are flaws in every album that spoil it for me.
I feel I've been blessed with a gift of creativity and composition. That's why I've been able to keep going.
I feel that my playing on the first album was probably some of my best.
I didn't want to get attached to one guitar; I didn't want to have an instrument that was irreplaceable.
A certain death of an artist is overconfidence.
Oddly enough, Hendrix is not my favorite guitar player. There are very few guitar players I get feeling from.
My energy flagged because of heavy cold but the guys took up the slack.
To me there's a definite way of doing a song. If I didn't think that, I wouldn't have done it that way in the first place.
It gives me a good feeling to know that people out there really care.
If you want to do rock and roll, forget about those who've come after '65.
If you feel people getting on about what you are doing, it gives you a lift.
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