“My initial meeting with Rocco, it was pure and centered and seemed to have a sense of purpose, and I felt that there was something burning in his heart that I could be helpful to. It was that kind of truth in it that I decided to run with. I like the street corner aspect of working with Rocco, it woke up a certain part of my renegade ways – I’m trying to keep alive these days. I fully believe in DeLuca. I think that he’s got the power to be a contemporary troubadour, as I see it, and I hope I can be his friend for a long time, whether I am operating in the same limelight, ahead of him, behind him, in his shadow, whatever it takes, I’ll be there. The one thing that I love about Rocco DeLuca is he is driven by his own heart.” – Daniel Lanois
Rocco DeLuca plays the Thirsty Crow this Tuesday at 9pm.