Little Walter I would've liked to have played with.
I started playing ukulele first for 2 years from age 9 to 11 and got my first guitar and got inspired by blues I heard on the radio that turned me on and I started learning myself.
Derek Trucks is a real good new artist. He's a young guy.
I think it will always be around it just takes one person to make people aware of the blues.
When I started workin' with Muddy. That convinced me that I could get away with doin' the blues.
I'm not good enough to be playin' much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right; I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers.
I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues.
Yeah, we went to England to do a show and I got off the plane and I couldn't write my name or hold my hand up.
When I got old enough to go to night clubs to hear that music at the age of 15.
Well, one of the best things is workin' with Muddy.
There were a whole lot, I bought every blues record I could find, it wasn't just one or two people. My vocal influences were Ray Charles and Bobby Blue Bland.
The Progressive Blues Experiment, Johnny Winter... and Still Alive and Well is my favorite rock record.
The best artists are gone now.
T-Bone Walker was a big influence on just about every guitar player around.
Oh, I love to play on the road. I really love it.
My mother played piano so we always had music around the house.
Jimi was always at The Scene when he was in New York and we played many times together. He was just everywhere - he went out and jammed everywhere he was.
I think the blues will always be around. People need it.
I never really got to know Jimi as a person.
I like playin' for an audience the best, though, I think.