The first real thing I heard was Three O'Clock Blues by B.B. King. That's where it all began for me.
It all comes down to the density of the wood. Every guitar's different.
If I could sing, I wouldn't be a guitarist.
When you start believing you're something special, then you're not going to be striving to move forward.
I feel I've been blessed with a gift of creativity and composition. That's why I've been able to keep going.
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.
I got a guitar when I was about 14, for a Christmas present, and went from there.
I have short hands. That's why I have to bend up to notes; I can't always reach the frets.
I was very keen on people like Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Gene Vincent.
I wouldn't count myself as being a true blues guitarist because I feel you have to live it.
I've always been the first to admit that Jimi was a very big influence on my early stuff.
It was an experience being on a Beatles tour. They weren't very good. The singing was great, but the playing was a bit weak.
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.
Music has nothing to do with your technical ability.
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.
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