I'm not trying to be the new anybody.
I just play, and I'm always trying to write songs.
It's often said that life is strange. But compared to what?
I relate to the audiences and they know me. It's pretty real.
And the music, as far as a type of music, it's still pretty viable.
You don't see a lot of difference between the Gin Blossoms and the Byrds.
Folk-rock hasn't changed much over the decades since the Byrds started it.
I don't cringe when I think of doing old material. A lot of the people have been with me through the years.
There was just no way I could leave this little Martin guitar in my apartment overnight or even in the afternoon, and expect to find it there when I got back.
I've had an advantage; I've had a sort of open public acceptance in New York that doesn't happen to just anyone trying to make the transition you were talking about.