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I did three club tours before I started playing concert halls, and the clubs were half full the first time around.
I think I've finally, after 72 years, gotten used to my voice, and it sounds like a friend now instead of an enemy.
I thought I was grounded. I thought from my kinda blue-collar outlook on life that I would call myself a grounded person. I was not. I was like a balloon flying around in the air. And as soon as our first child was born, boom - my feet came right down to the ground.
Yeah, early '71 is when I got my record contract. I had a record come out by August of '71. Things happened really fast.
I just tried to come up with some honest songs. What I was writing about was real plain stuff that I wasn't sure was going to be interesting to other people. But I guess it was.
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