I did a lot of solo acoustic touring in the 80s. I got the idea from folk music hero, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, during the 1975 Rolling Thunder Review tour. He'd said, "You know, Roger, the most fun I ever had, was when I toured with my wife Polly, in a Land Rover. We just threw the guitar in the back and took off. We played all these little clubs and had a great time barnstorming around the Country."

I'd been touring with a band, and not enjoying all the hassles. My wife, Camilla and I, decided to book a solo acoustic tour and see what Jack had been talking about. It only took us a week to know that we loved it! It was freedom, and high quality of life, compared to spinning wheels just for the money.

Roger McGuinn, as once of The Byrds

I drove down from Montana to Wyoming. This was the summer of '86. There was a Roger McGuinn show at The Wort Hotel, where my motor home was parked, which we got there too late to see. We saw Roger downstairs afterwards where he was having a glass of champagne with the owner. We apologized for missing the show and I said, "We were so looking forward to seeing you. Would you mind singing a song for my friends blah blah?" He said, "That's fine." He said, "What do you wanna hear?" And I said, "Do that one about roping the wild mare. I love that one." He played it and afterwards he said, "Will you do me a favor? I'd like you to sing me a song. Would you sing a song with me? Sing Mr. Tambourine Man with me." I said, "Actually, Roger, I don't know the words to that song." He said, "I heard you sing it on the tape." And I said, "I only sang the chorus." But we played it anyway. I harmonized with him and tears started coming to his eyes because this was the same song he'd heard so long ago, and he was harmonizing with me in the same way that Dylan had done. Evidently those harmonies were what they copied on The Byrds record and it made them a million bucks.

Jack Elliott, "The Wanted Man Interview," The Telegraph, Winter 1994.