When I began my career, I was constantly referred to as the kid who could play the blues.
During a big rock show, you can flub a few things and nobody will hear it, because it gets buried under everything else.
Yeah, touring can get rough some times and draining, but I always have to pinch myself and realize that I'm doing what I love.
I'm not a fast, stream-of-consciousness lyricist at all - I know some guys who are, and if there is one skill I wish I had, it's that.
Apparently, there's this whole set of disgruntled people but obviously it's not my intention to offend anyone by changing the style of music that I've done.
I think the people at my record label know I'm a Christian and again, I've been really blessed that I've never had to get into a head-butt war over moral standards or anything like that.
My dad was good friends with the Bad Medicine Blues Band - one of the only blues bands in Fargo, as you can imagine! He took me out to see them play when I was 12 years old and I was really inspired by their guitar player, Ted Larsen.