” I was asked to sing with Mavis Staples on a gospel compilation called ‘Oh Happy Day.’ And, you know, other than being totally intimidated at the prospect of singing with Mavis, I was honored. I don’t really have much of a background in gospel music. “


” Everyone is tortured. Do you know anyone who isn’t? “


” Studios are designed to pull out all of that beautiful ambience you get from singing in a room, and then the engineer puts it back in digitally or through whatever machinery you’ve got. “


” When I started performing, I played acoustic music, partly because that way you don’t have to worry about interacting too much with other people creatively. Asserting myself in that way was not really a strong point for me. “


” I don’t actually have to think very hard when I’m writing. I mean, there are times where it’s a task, and you have to plug away and plug away. But then there are times when a song writes itself in 15 minutes, and you’re just struggling to keep up with it. “


” I learned a lot from hanging out with Emmylou Harris. One of the biggest pointers she gave me was that if you don’t know the words, drop the consonants: that way, you’ll hide the sound. “



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I was asked to sing with Mavis Staples on a gospel compilation called
Everyone is tortured. Do you know anyone who isn


Studios are designed to pull out all of that beautiful ambience you get from singing in a room, and then the engineer puts it back in digitally or through whatever machinery you
When I started performing, I played acoustic music, partly because that way you don
I don
I learned a lot from hanging out with Emmylou Harris. One of the biggest pointers she gave me was that if you don
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