I am just a guy who plays drums.
I love the farm, I love growing stuff.
It's not the same without Jerry. It never will be.
When Garcia died, and I decided not to play, I came out here.
I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't fun. It's just a whole different thing these days.
I mean, we just started, it's a new thing. We're doing this for fun and we're going to see where it goes.
My dad loved black singers. So listening to New Orleans music, eventually I wanted to play an instrument.
I mean, when it gets down to it I just wanted to play the drums. The rest of it never meant that much to me.
I'd rather play here in this small bar and just do a good show. Because it's fun and there's no expectations, it's encouragement to be different, do something new.
I'm really thankful and complimented when people come to me and say, thank you for the great times for all these years. But I don't think about it as being a leader.