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And what makes me happy now has changed as well... Its one thing to play in a bar or at a biker festival, and hear a guy who's been drinking beer all day come up and tell you how good you are. For a long time in your life that will make you happy.
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Because I was successful over the years, I never had the opportunity to do the stuff I really wanted.
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Brenda did some little vocal arrangements for us and she got to sing as well. So, we're happy to be able to work together and that's another reason why we look forward to doing more of these.
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For me, I go in and play a few Christian songs for an audience, and now I have people come up and not tell me I'm great, but tell me that my music is helping save their lives, helping them in the Lord, and helping them end their vices.
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I just really longed to do music that reflected me as an adult and music that I thought was for other adults.
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I know some people will be surprised to hear it, but I've found that my music, whether its blues or rock, or whatever you want to call it, can be channeled into a positive direction that actually helps people.
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I started The McCoys in 1962, so I'm approaching my 40th year in the entertainment business.
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I took the rhythm place, which a lot of people didn't know how to do the way I could, and this was really the first time that Johnny had a rhythm guitar player.
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I wanted to play some more grown-up music - jazz.
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I was almost kind of trapped by my own success into only doing rock.
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I was playing mostly my Les Paul and my Gibson 355. Johnny was mostly playing his Epiphone in those days, that little solid body model. For amps, we both were playing through Marshalls.
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I was the kind of guitar player who had grown up when electric guitar playing was still in its infancy, so I first learned how to play rhythm.
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I've always been a guy who's pretty supportive, its just my nature, so I came in to the situation with the attitude that I wanted to support Johnny and make it work.
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If my musical tastes are continuing to grow up, and I am not really too interested in the music that my kids listen to, then I assume that the audience is doing the same.
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If you want to feel like you're moving on, you have to listen to your own heart and do what you really want to do.
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In the nineties I was doing those Blues Bureau records, but over the past two years, I have really gone back to my Christian roots and have been born again.
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It's a great relationship when you can work with the person who you consider to be your soul mate.
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Johnny was great in the studio; he was there to make the music that he wanted to make. We lived right beside each other and had a rehearsal studio that was just ours, with nobody else using it, it was part of Johnny's house, so we could rehearse every day.
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My family is involved and my wife Brenda is a great, great writer. She helps me with the writing of everything and also sings with me. I owe a lot to Brenda.
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So, after awhile, you can only get so much happiness from a guy who's drunk come up and tell you you're great.
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The first time I heard Johnny play at the Fillmore East, I wasn't really impressed. He had come on the scene with everybody telling me how great he was, and I didn't hear it.
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There was nobody at the time who was playing slide guitar like Johnny, and nobody, or no white guys at least, that was playing country blues like that on the acoustic guitar. And it was at that point that I realized what Johnny had to offer.
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We played all of the songs on the first Johnny Winter AND every day before we recorded them, so that when we got in the studio, it was totally easy, as we knew exactly what we wanted to do.
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Well, both Johnny and Edgar were sufficiently impressed when they saw The McCoys that night, and that's when Steve hit us with the idea that both Johnny and The McCoys should do something together.
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Without anybody to give him some competition or to push him, Johnny, like anybody, might get a little bored or sink into complacency.
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