I realized I was tired of singing about trees and flowers. I wanted to sing about real life. From then on, nobody could tell me anything was better than blues.
All the blues greats took chances and developed their own style. They didn't copy.
Muddy Waters was, like, the king! He had a lot of adopted sons and daughters. I was just happy to be one of them.
I cook Italian, Thai and Vietnamese, I've always liked to cook.
Around midnight I heard them shout unfaithful one and I knew right then the axe was gonna fall. It's because of me.
In order to play jazz, you have to be able to play the blues.
I don't see how anybody cannot be political in this day and age. There's so much going on and you have to be aware and you have to vote. Our lives are political.
I just want people to see what I deem as a war for no reason, but only for greed.
Normally when we go in and write the songs we write, we think about doing a cover, but never a covers record. That would be, for us, a concept. We don't want to have a concept!
Blues for me is having things not go your way - life, love, job, money, ... It is not about the oppression of my ancestors, who were trying to get back at the overseers. Blues is different for my generation.
Tell me a boat full of lawyers just sank.
I pulled the Johnny character from the Jamaican Johnny Too Bad thing.
She was just another notch on my guitar.
I liked the Beatles because there was so much melody.
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