I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie [Ray Vaughan] missed on both counts, but I never noticed.
The way I feel today, as long as my health is good and I can handle myself well and people still come to my concerts, still buy my CDs. I'll keep playing until I feel like I can't.
I got a chance to ride today on a very nice bus and from my window I can see how beautiful this country is and how nice it is to be alive and that to me is like extra vitamins.
I think the clock is ticking, yes. In fact, I know it is. Frank Sinatra sang about the September of (his) years. I think I'm in the November of my years.
We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.
I don't think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow.
Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.