"Oh my God! That is such a question!"
..."The next one!"
WHO'S BEEN YOUR BIGGEST MUSICAL INFLUENCE?
"Jerry [Garcia], has to be Jerry, without a doubt."
"Nothing else ever touched me as much and just moved my soul that much. I just wanted to dig deeper and deeper and find out more and more and hear more and more. The more I heard, the more I loved it.
IS THAT WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO PLAY OR DID YOU ALREADY HAVE AN INTEREST?
"No, I was playing my whole life. As a kid, I took some trumpet lessons. I was in the whole music track type of thing. I didn't really know what to do with it. I wasn't really meant for the things I was doing then. I was playing in classic rock bands, a little of this, a little of that. Until I put it all together! That this is the music I love, this is what I love to go see, this is where I spend my time, that I was pursuing and playing that music and getting the band together...that's when it came together."