Authors at their desks. From top left: Amy Tan, Anne Sexton, and Daphne du Maurier. Middle row: Agatha Christie, Ursula Le Guin, and Pearl S. Buck. Bottom row: Anaïs Nin, Susan Sontag, and Margaret Drabble.
This is a lot of what I do: Talk to musicians. One of the first interviews I ever had was with Michelle Shocked, the most recent interview I had was with Eric D. Johnson. The most famous person I’ve spoken to was Yoko Ono, the musician I’ve interviewed the most is Josh Ritter. Nearly all of these interviews are by phone, so it’s a thrill to get to meet an artist I admire in person. A few years ago I started a series of pre-show video interviews (view the full series here), during which I get to talk about music, touring, off-day hobbies (Donavon Frankenreiter collects antiques) and whatever else crosses my mind.
Left to right, from top: Rhett Miller, Fine Peduncle, Sean Hayes, Langhorne Slim, Callaghan, Joseph Arthur, Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Austin Hicks and Matt Walsh (The Low Counts), Vienna Teng.