"I have a gift for you," Jason Mraz said, arms outstretched.
Cupped in his palms was an avocado, bumpy and green.
"It makes me feel like maybe I'm continuing what they loved about Jackson Browne or Crosby, Stills and Nash.
They're still coming to concerts and seeing something that's from that lineage."Despite his bohemian ethos, it's clear that Mraz's success was no cosmic accident — he's far from laid-back when it comes to his music.
Back then, we were dating other people and were both super busy with our careers.
But I did always say to myself, 'I hope I meet a girl like her someday.' In 2011, we both found ourselves single and decided to collaborate.
"I'm not on their newsstands on their People magazines.They were both in relationships at the time, so it wasn't until several years later that they began dating."I felt an instant connection to her and have admired her integrity and practices since day one.It came from a tree on his farm — "100% organic, Mraz Fresh," the sticker read.Last year he sold 34,000 pounds of the fruit to Chipotle stores near his Oceanside home.
"He's had more success than he could have imagined. I have a feeling he's gonna have many songs to write." So maybe.