My earliest musical influence was The Beatles. I was heavily inspired by John Lennon's songwriting style. In my early twenties I fell in love with Neil Young's music and was first influenced by him to strap a harmonica around my neck while playing the guitar. There are many current bands/artists who I am influenced by including the Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, Devendra Banhart, Wilco, Kings of Convenience, Tungg, and the list goes on. Classic artists that I am influenced by, in addition to Neil Young and The Beatles, are Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Willie Nelson, etc. etc.