I miss that sensation of a small achievement feeling like a really big deal.
– Gavin DeGraw
You can be a singer, and you can be a guitar player, but putting them together is another animal.
So when you start touring, women are definitely going to check you out first.
I don’t want to see Superman replaced with Superboy.
There’s always some amount of gradual, slow burning destruction over the course of partying.
So if I was dating somebody now and the relationship didn’t work out, I’d take that as failing.
I like to do the splits onstage.
I guess I’m happy that I’m getting the attention. Otherwise, I’d just be playing in a local bar in front of my family members, and I’m sure they’d get sick of that in no time.
I don’t really take a step back too often to see what’s going on.
I’m very competitive, and my ego couldn’t handle that lack of success.
I don’t take my clothes off in my videos.
So I try not to have any actual expectations for myself for any level of success or failure.
The early Billy Joel stuff I fell in love with, like Glass Houses, is a real rock record.
Women are the first to jump on what is fashionable.
I happen to be a guy who also plays the piano and sings, so people automatically associate me with Billy Joel.
I think listening to real classic soul material made me learn how to feel music that’s sung.
I don’t want to be anything other than what I’ve been trying to be lately.
When I was a kid I got busted for throwing a rock through a car window and egging a house on halloween.
I live in a bus and go from place to place and sometimes feel very detached from what’s going on.
I love to play music.
I took a lot of time to open myself up to taking chances musically.
My dad didn’t want me to play guitar. He played piano, so I chose that. And I ended up loving it.
When people put that sort of pressure on you, you’re worried that people won’t want to receive you.
When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands.
We have a George Foreman grill on the bus.
It’s not my goal to be a famous actor.