In the early years, I found a voice that was my voice and also partly my father's voice. But isn't that what you always do? Why do kids at 5 years old go into the closet and put their daddy's shoes on? Hey, my kids do it.
The audiences are there as a result of my history with the band but also as a result of my being able to reach people with a tune.
I grew up with a very big extended family, with a lot of aunts. We had about five or six houses on one street.
Pessimism and optimism are slammed up against each other in my records, the tension between them is where it's all at, it's what lights the fire.
Jerry A. Webman