God has taken care of me, and mother dear has taken care of me, too. All my life.
I decided that playing piano was a little bit too common, you know what I mean?
I've gotta stick to my roots, and my roots are blues.
I go on stage with what God gave me - and that's a natural high. I don't need nothing to perk me up. The audience picks me up enough. That's the total God's truth.
I really wish that I would have gone to college. Even my son, who's into rap himself, I tell him and tell his children, 'Go to college. Get that education - it is so important. Don't do like I did.' I had all this singing on my mind, and I just didn't have time for it.