"We came in from the top. It wasn't like we had a strong foundation. And so when the hits went away, people moved on to something else," says Hay.

But his Serenity Prayer–like approach to controlling what he can has kept him going when the faint of heart might have quit. "What I try to do is do something that I can do. I can go out on the road, and I can play. Audiences come, and nobody can affect that. If audiences come, I'll be there, and I'll play, and we'll have a fantastic time." ^

COLIN HAY + CHRIS TRAPPER | Berklee Performance Center | Friday, May 4 @ 8 PM | All Ages | $28 to $37 | 617.266.7455

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