Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous

"I had this revelation when I moved back to Virginia in the early '90s:

I didn't play rock music. I just started playing more acoustic stuff on

banjos with some guys in Richmond. We were singing these 300-year-old

jigs and medieval songs. ... It was a revelation to play those songs. ...

I felt like the music would seep outdoors and reverberate forever, or

maybe die at the next county." -- Mark Linkous, Sparklehorse leader