"I studied for the Catholic priesthood years and years ago, but then some guys I knew invited me to come watch their band practice and I ended up becoming their lead singer instead. The next summer I bought a guitar for twenty bucks, started writing songs, and I've never stopped. My favorite songwriters are Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon. I've been writing for 30 years and tried to stop three or four times, but I can't. I'm just continually drawn to it, even though I don't make a dime. I'm down here on Main Street four or five days a week."