The first real thing I heard was Three O'Clock Blues by B.B. King. That's where it all began for me.
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.
I got a guitar when I was about 14, for a Christmas present, and went from there.
The States still has the best audiences by far.
A certain death of an artist is overconfidence.
There's more power in the simpler things, I think.
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.
It's great to have something you can be proud of.
Oddly enough, Hendrix is not my favorite guitar player. There are very few guitar players I get feeling from.
I can't say I feel influenced by today's guitar players.
I think the fundamental part of my technique is my vibrato.
The ability to make music is a gift that you're born with; it's not something you can learn.
If I could sing, I wouldnt be a guitarist.
I didn't sit down and work out other people's material; I've never believed in that.
There are no plans to do any more live stuff. I really feel like there's enough live shows out there.
I can't imagine ever going back to working with somebody else.
I don't tend to stand still for very long.
The BBC, during its 24 hours on the air, plays a very wide range of stuff. And it's not commercial.
I remember the snow in Canada and the lovely weather in New Zealand. And I slightly remember going to school there.
I use a combination of all my influences on my albums.
I will obviously take on board everything from my past, I always do.
People often say very, very nice, complimentary things. But I think it's better if you don't take that too much to heart.
The guitar part is the pivot of everything we do, so if you change the guitar part you no longer have what it is.
Once I've settled on something I'll stay with that at least throughout the whole tour.
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