INSTRUMENT: Guitar, dobro, mandolin, vocals, etc.
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Saturday Night Fever. Double album. I saved for months to get the nine dollars to buy it. I think I was eleven years old. I did not see the film until I was in my thirties, which is probably a very good thing.
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … U2. Madison Square Garden, New York City, late ’80s. I was on a date. The boy and I parted ways shortly thereafter, but the memory of that concert will live with me until the day I die. Hearing Bono sing with the New Voices of Freedom may have convinced me once and for all of the existence of the divine.
3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … A red acoustic guitar from Sears. I was six years old. Best Christmas present ever.