Jimmy Iovine said he'd sign you on the spot. Does that add pressure to you? Does that help you?
That's what he said. You can't let people's opinions take pressure on you. You've just gotta keep doing your thing. There's no point in getting pressure. You've gotta keep doing your thing and that's what I'm gonna do.
What have been your expectations through this process? You seem very zen about the whole thing.
I didn't even expect to make it on this show. I'm just another musician trying to make it. Like I've told other people, I'm not about the image deal. I'm wanting the music to speak to people
You seem more comfortable when you get to play the guitar. How important is that going to be to you going forward?
Oh, man. The guitar, man. It just becomes one with me. People say I'm trying to hide behind it and they've said that about so many other artists. But it your instrument is you. Like Damien Rice and John Butler and Dave Matthews. There's no hiding behind anything. It's you becoming one with your instrument.
Do you hope to play it every week?
I would use it every week if I could, definitely.
There's something you do when you're playing the guitar, like you're raising your leg. What is that all about?
I'm so nervous and people say I'm like a copier of Dave. It's funny to hear people's opinions about stuff, because they have no idea what goes on behind like closed doors and everything. Because I'm so nervous up there, I don't know what to do and I'm just into the music as well.
Are you nervous about tackling Stevie Wonder next week?
We'll have to see. I might have something good.