I want to make music that somehow connects to the things that I love in America music.
I am consciously not trying to bring in World Music elements. The ways that I work and feel are completely different in how they sound than someone playing the Kora in Africa would play it.
I am not doing something that it is experimental music in relation to classical music.
I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing. I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music. The chord progressions are obvious references.
I wasn't interested in writing music that wasn't beautiful for me to listen to.
I would happy for someone to download my music.
You should listen to a lot of different music.