You can make bad choices and find yourself in a downward spiral or you can find something that gets you out of it.
I always felt, as a listener at a show, that when there was too much banter between the artist and the audience that it detracted from the show. I more enjoyed shows where the guys came out and they just played.
You have to believe in yourself before anybody else believes in you.
We all have that inner voice that is wise, even if we don't always follow it. It's that voice I'm trying to listen to.
The thing I love about music is that you can take things that are painful, deep things that hurt you, and you can turn them into something beautiful.
I'm a very emotional person.
My backstory is so tedious.
I probably wouldn't be a songwriter if I didn't grow up the way I did. It was difficult and it was at times very scary to grow up in a household so unsettled and at times very violent. But, it also, I guess it earned me a sort of wisdom at a young age that's served me well.
I need space between me and the audience - and the more space the better.
I am very self-critical, but that's a good thing because it keeps me growing as a human being and as a musician.
There's a real sense of desperation when you grow up in poverty.
Writing songs is not something I wanted to share with people for a long time. It was precious to me. I didn't want someone to crush it. I waited until I felt strong enough to take the criticism.
I can't get excited by my own music. It's impossible.
I want to be in control of my own destiny.
When I pick up the guitar, it's a melody, and that's what drives the lyrics. It's bits and pieces of truth, but it is storytelling.
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