We caught up with the Red Headed Stranger recently on his bus, and found out that Nelson, who will turn 84 this year, has no plans to slow down.
Q: You will be 84 in April, but you never slow down. What’s the source of all this energy?
A: I think I’ve always been energetic. A lot of people take drugs to get speeded up, but I don’t do that. So I don’t know where it comes from. I’m just glad I’ve got it.
Q: How do you like your eggs?
A: I don’t think you could fix ‘em any way I wouldn’t like ‘em. I eat them raw (laugh), however you got them. Soft scrambled, scrambled’s good.
Q: A lot of people might want to stay home more than you do. What is it that keeps you out on the road working so hard?
A: Well, I love to play music. I can do that better than workin’. (Laugh) I’ve tried that workin’ part, and the music is a little easier for me.