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That is awfully humble of you.

I mean, it is the way it is.

You mentioned how you felt people are coming out to see "a guy from Fugazi." Was it difficult to make the transition to a solo artist?

Joe Lally with Elisa Abela and Fabio Chinca.
Antonia Tricarico
Joe Lally with Elisa Abela and Fabio Chinca.

Sure it was, in the sense that I never really wrote songs on my own. I would never try to complete songs on my own, that was the most difficult part of it — not really going out and booking a show or something. Those things are hard, but you figure them out one way or the other. But really, being satisfied with your own ability to write songs, that was the hard part. And it was just knowing that I really needed to do it for myself. I really needed to continue meeting with people, you know, however many people in a room, whether it was 12 or 50...and just being able to play. I really love doing that, and that's what I found that I really needed to continue doing. It's not so easy because it isn't always financially sound, but it's something that I really love to do. And I'm just going to keep trying to do it. 

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