8: RT List Q & A - July
7/6/2007 (updated 7/6/2007)
Play With. Section
32. Patrick Humphries has written biographies of you and Tom Waits. Another
connection is that both of you have performed with members of Los Lobos.
Although your styles are very different, I am curious as to what you think
of Tom Waits' music and whether you would welcome an opportunity to
RT: People are always trying to team me up with other artists, it's quite
touching...I think TW has written some terrific songs. I get slightly weary
of the persona. I don't know how a collaboration would work.
33. You have been playing bits of accordion ever since your Fairport days,
who are your favourite accordionists? I loved your duo tour with John
Kirkpatrick! That was one non-band situation that I thought your electric
guitar really worked. Any chance of ever seeing that combination happen
RT: John K is my fave, along with Phil Cunningham. I don't see him much
these days, but if the opportunity arose...
34. Soon enough it will be revealed, but there are contrasting messages
about your involvement with the latest Teddy waxing. Will you be on it or
RT: I played on a few cuts, but that doesn't mean I'll be on it,
cutting-room floor and all that. I haven't heard the finished article, but
the tracks sounded great, Teddy in fine voice, string quartet in tow
(arranged by Robert Kirby)