"From the beginning I knew intuitively that if nothing else music was safe and that nobody could tell me anything about it. Music didnt need a middleman whereas all the other things in school needed some kind of explanation."
"When all the original blues guys are gone you start to realize that someone has to tend to the tradition. I recognize that I have some responsibility to keep the music alive and its a pretty honorable position to be in."
"I sought my father in the world of the black musician because it contained wisdom experience sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years I was interested in the music of men."
"Very much like that and very much a loner do you know and I didnt fit really into sport or all kind of group activities as a kid I couldnt find a niche. And music was not really part of the kind of village curriculum it would you know."
"I think everybody has their own way of looking at their lives as some kind of pilgrimage. Some people will see their role as a pilgrim in terms of setting up a fine family or establishing a business inheritance. Everyones got their own definition."
"I just like the company of beautiful women. I have a weakness in that department. And I suppose because I am fairly well off and a famous musician Im up for grabs. And that makes me an eligible bachelor in the press."