Early musical memory: in kindergarten, we did a lot of drama and Pete Seeger, Burl Ives, Ella Jenkins—got me in to the arts. Dad used to play Emmylou Harris, Pete Seeger, Paul Simon. John Denver—“Back Home Again”—reminded me of a prairie, living on a farm. When we were young, my brother would always build buildings and pretend to live in them, and now he lives outside a big city, and I would always make small places and live on a farm, and now I live in Iowa. I like the farm songs.