My look of shock and gratitude when I was told “Why Is The Bluebird Blue” is still top 40 on the Roots Music Report Americana Singles Chart! Thanks everyone for all the love always! Y’all are the best and I love you tons!!!
What has surprised you the most about making music?
Probably how much stuff I throw away. I never thought I would be the kind of person who would write an entire record and then not use any of the songs because they were garbage. I always thought "well I wrote these songs so I'm going to put them out at least" but that's not the case. I've come to realize that I would rather have five records in my lifetime that were the absolute best I could do that I was proud of than have forty records that I did every year just to keep paying bills. It's also surprising how hard it is to get what you want out of a song but also how easy it is when the right song comes along. Some of the best songs that people have responded to and that I've enjoyed playing are ones that I wrote at eight AM in ten minutes. You hear that a lot from musicians, that “if it's not worth writing in 10-15 minutes it’s probably not worth writing."
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