I played some Yamaha drums that I like a lot. And I like the Yamaha people a lot too. They've been really nice to me and The Band.
We're all dealt with the same hand here, so to speak. I feel like I've had it a lot better than most people. I've had the opportunity to travel and play music all my life.
By the time The Band did The Last Waltz, the chemistry had changed, and it wasn't a thrill anymore to live that studio kind of life.
The way to do it is to put as much life into the song as I can. You can either get it to breathe or you can't.
Lord, when the song wants to pick up and go a little faster towards the end, it's hard for me to resist.
My dad and I played music. He teaches me a song or two every time I'm home.
The Jungle Bush Beaters didn't last too long as a group, but we had a pretty good time while we did.
You can either make it come around or you can't. By the time we would be ready to record a song, we would know for sure that it was the best way we could do it.
Conway Twitty was always our local hero while I was growing up. He had a series of good bands. I wanted to sit in, if Conway would let me. And he did a couple of times.
Good times don't last long sometimes.
I never subscribe to the stay-at-home policy. I'm not sick of the road or sick of eating in good restaurants around the country. I like to travel.
If you pour some music on whatever's wrong, it'll sure help out.
Drums just always sounded like the most fun part of that good music for me.
I don't fool with a lot of things that I can't have fun with. There's not much reward in that.
There were no rules, other than that the song should sound good and be fun to play.