I feel like you're not a real musician or entertainer if you can't go into a room, pick up an instrument and entertain people.
I've had a long career and I want to continue to have a long career. The way to do that is not to go away.
The hardest people to reach with the love of God are not the bad people. They know they are bad. They have no defense. The hardest ones to win for God are the self-righteous people.
If I'm going to go out to be a solo artist, it's because I want to do something different without having to wait on someone else's schedule or hobbies or be limited by other people's prejudices. I'd be kind of stupid not to exercise that.