AOL: Your voice has become one of the more recognizable in pop in the past 20 years. What are some of the different ways you've learned over the years to use and control and harness it?
Crow: Well, my guitar player Doyle [Bramhall II] just thinks it's fascinating that I can sing through a burp if that means anything to you. I can be onstage and, you know, I can sustain a burp until I'm done with a phrase. You know part of it is just doing it, part of it is singing, it's like any other sort of craft of muscle. The more you do it, hopefully, the better you get at it, the more you understand it and the better you are able to control. But also in songwriting and playing instruments and production, I'm a fan of learning, I love learning and I love not staying still, not just resting on my laurels. So it's fun when I feel like I'm getting better and I'm learning things; I'm learning from other people and that's what keeps me going.
AOL: You mentioned Bob Dylan earlier. He's an interesting example as far as when he first started out to where he sounds now.
Crow: Bob Dylan's a great example of someone who didn't want to stay static and he wound up making 'Nashville Skyline' and he actually sounds like Bobby Goldsboro on it. And then later on he did a very big event in Tokyo with Joni Mitchell and took voice lessons for it. So I think good singers and singers who are very alive in their art continue to work at it.