Willis Earl Beal: "I listen to what's in my CD case, with actual discs in it, or I'll listen to the classical music station, whichever one it is depending on where I'm at. Most of the time what I'm actually listening to is myself, my new recordings. I'm really inspired by my new recordings so I'm constantly listening to myself.

"I'm not saying that I don't like Adele or I don't like any of the other artists on my label but there's a couple of other artists under Beggar's Group that I really admire. One of them is Cat Power who is in my CD case. But for the most part, I stay away from most of the mainstream stuff because it's surrounded by this idea that they're good, and I can't stand that."