The Bluegrass Situation: Gretchen Peters Spreads the Gospel of Mickey Newbury

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“…the thing that I loved the most about him was the deep capacity for sadness that he had. I identified with that in a big way, a really big way.

That’s one of Mickey’s quotes is that everyone thought he was an unhappy fellow, but he wasn’t because he wrote his sadness.

And I totally get that. I instinctively knew that. I have said basically the same thing. I’m not unhappy. I have a very deep well and I can draw on it. I’ve always had a capacity to draw on sorrow, but it doesn’t mean in my everyday, going-to-the-grocery-store-walking-the-dog life that I’m unhappy at all. But I sensed that in him and I know it in me.”

To read the interview in its entirety, view it at The Bluegrass Situation website.