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Working on a play is a vibrant and collaborative business. Everyone from the choreographer to the music director to the director to the writers work together toward the same goal, and everyone chimes in on everything.

Things don't go on forever, and the quicker you accept that change is inevitable, the happier you're gonna be.

I've always loved the experience of working together with other people toward an artistic goal.

As long as your intention is pure, and you know what you're in it for, then you're alright. And I'm in it because I enjoy it. I take it seriously... real seriously. I mean I could sit and talk all day about the music.

Things have gone beyond my wildest expectations and dreams, and I feel like I've been given so many blessings in my life, between my friendship with the guys in the band, our wonderful audience, being able to play this music, and then my family.

Anyone who writes knows that ultimately the majority of your time is spent alone in a room with a piano or a guitar, no matter what the project is.

I cannot spend my entire life going around the country playing 'You Enjoy Myself '.

I've always loved musical theater. It's a bit of a family tradition.

Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul, you've got to run like an antelope out of control!

I've learned that in the theater the story is everything. Every lyric, every line and every musical gesture has to propel the journey of a given character or the overall plot.

My life had become a catastrophe. I had no idea how to turn it around. My band had broken up. I had almost lost my family. My whole life had devolved into a disaster. I believe that the police officer who stopped me at three a.m. that morning saved my life.

We're never going to stop! Three hundred shows a year forever!

Music has always been my protection against the world, from a very young age. I feel safe inside of a jam.

I've been sober for two-and-a-half years, My children are happy. In August, my wife and I will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary. My band is back together with a sold-out tour.

Musicians from the beginning of time have been there to express the mood and the musical feelings in the air for whatever's going on in that particular culture. It's the greatest joy as a musician to be able to translate that, be part of something and watch the scenery around you.

If there's one thing I discovered since I came back from hiatus, it's that you can't go backwards.

What I thought at the moment was the worst thing that could happen was absolutely the biggest gift I've received.

Equality implies individuality.

There's so much excitement around the Phish tours, and if it stopped feeling that way, it would ruin everything we've done for seventeen years.

I absolutely love the Philharmonic. I also love rock guitar.