Joan Baez Quotes
I wasn’t popular in school, I was Mexican, I was all these inappropriate things. I started playing the ukulele and taking it to school, and I realized people liked listening to it. I would play it to comfort myself at home, and I’d play rhythm and blues songs that had four chords. That’s how it started.
I think I would have had an easier time of it if I had had training much earlier. Because when I got to the training, it was in my late 30s and I already probably had every bad habit a singer could have. In fact, it still goes on. It’s un-training those habits and retraining new ones – the breathing, the relaxation, the tongue, the lungs, the everything.