Every guitar I own gets used and has its purpose.
The music just tends to be a vehicle for that poetry.
I was into playing American music, especially the blues.
I'm also getting an Ovation Legend, because I like them so much.
I love Gibsons, and Nationals, too. There's something magical about them.
I'm not a collector, however, and I have no desire to own 50 or 60 guitars.
After a while, though, the group just wasn't a good vehicle for the songs I'd written.
What I always try to do is to respond to the song; I've always rebelled against theory.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.