John Darnielle — American Musician born on March 16, 1967,

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I think 'The Sunset Tree' is really the album on which I really learned to trust other musicians, which is so important.
I always assumed people wanted to hear me tell stories, but then I had 'The Sunset Tree.' It turned out, my own stories were the ones that registered with people the hardest.
Life is entirely unthinkable without any of the creative arts, and they're all a continuum - the force in question is creativity, not its mode of expression.
One or two people have named their children after characters in my songs. That's pretty intense.
You always feel like your 18-year-old self in some sense. And that's what walking through New York on a June evening feels like - you feel like it's Friday, and you're 17 years old.