I’ve got a pretty wide variety of influences, I’d say. I grew up listening to a lot of old rock music with my dad, things ranging from Neil Young to Led Zeppelin and pretty much everything in between. Then as I got a little older I got really into Hip-Hop and basically just listened to, like, Kid Cudi, Wu-Tang, A Tribe Called Quest and Biggie for several years. Then I discovered Bluegrass, Folk, Country, Americana, whatever you want to call the mix of all of those genres and that’s when I really started to focus heavily on the writing aspect of making music.
So taking all of that into consideration, those genres all influence my music in a lot of different ways, even the Hip-Hop at times. That’s also why work by such a wide variety of artists influences what I do. I often find myself drawing inspiration and influence from artists like The Band, The Rolling Stones, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Kid Cudi, Mac Miller, Frank Ocean, Wu-Tang, Sturgill Simpson, Trampled by Turtles, John Prine, Leonard Cohen and many others. All of those really just scratch the surface but I think that that list of artists really gives you an idea of the variety of musical sources that I draw from.