Norah Jones on The Importance Of “Paid Practice”

When I was in Texas in college and about a year and a half I played in this restaurant twice on weekends. I’d drive into Dallas and play. It was like a nice date night Italian restaurant, kind of big though but they had a grand piano tucked away in a corner and I’d sing. Most of the time no one was listening, or if they were, no clapping then every once and awhile someone would clap after a song then everyone would look up from their diner and start clapping . That seemed more awkward, I almost didn’t want that to happen, it made me blush. It was the best gig I ever had to learn how to sing and play at the same time. – – Norah Jones