Regarding fame, fortune and Oregon I do wish I had more money.
As for fame, it can go to your head and you can become full of yourself.
Everybody else was just trying to copy folk musicians, I wasn’t trying to do that.
Early Bluegrass is my favorite kind of music, not to many people know that.
We’ll buy over 800,000 gallons of diesel fuel so every rise in cost is a major issue for us.
But when I come off stage, I do not want adulation, I do not want to be worshipped.
How can I be a folk? I’m from the suburbs you know.
The other thing in composition is opening up the unconscious.
I was using them as teachers for technique but I was never trying to be a folk.
From a social perspective, I am looking for friends, not acolytes.
So what I do is this – when I go to the venue, I become the entertainer John Fahey.