" - The purists say this about me all of the time. “He’s not really blues.” I agree. I’m not really blues, I’m not really anything. I’m a genre within a genre. I toe the line between rock, blues, and singer-songwriter and that resonates to a larger audience. If I played Chicago blues all night or if I played straight-up rock it wouldn’t be what it is. The variety makes ... I think helps it become more marketable. Then there’s the other guy! The other guy is a character within my personality. There’s the all-day guy, and then there’s the other guy who dresses up in a suit and gets up there to try to entertain people. Me personally, I’m just a pretty shy, basic person who just likes to play guitar. There are two different sides to my personality. It’s really something that quite frankly, has worked. I can’t think about it too much because they like the guy in the suit. It is what it is. "
" -We’ve been playing the Beacon Theatre for 10 years. It’s home. We did Radio City. We did Carnegie. I like the Beacon. A 2,500 seat theater is something I’m set up for. I like the sound. I like being able to look people in the eye and it not being a black hole."
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