Toward the end of his tour a few years ago, Kenny says Bruce visited him backstage in New Jersey—
and gave him some of the best advice he's ever received. "He said it took him until he was 41 to figure out that you can start a song on a piece of paper, and you can put that piece of paper and that song in a drawer, and you can open that drawer two years from now and that song, that piece of paper will still be there," Kenny says. "He goes, 'Your life ain't like that.'"
Kenny says Bruce told him to pay more attention to his life outside touring. "He said, 'Everything you're experiencing out here on the road, it's really, really great ... [but] it's a little bit of an illusion as far as what real life is.'"