I do interviews from time to time and I am always asked the same question: Who are you influenced by? An incredibly great question, however, I always feel like I never answer it correctly.  I seem to pick 1-3 artists or bands and come to a loss for words.  After every interview I can think of so many band and artists that have absolutely shaped me and could not possibly recognize them all in one sitting.  This blog is all about that.  I wanted to publicly document, praise and thank the following artists and bands that have been brave and excellent and have been a part of my development.  This may take awhile ;) 



The Beatles

Brian Wilson


Michael Jackson

Cyndi Lauper


Dolly Parton

Depeche Mode


Glass Tiger

Phil Collins

Pat Benatar

The Go Go's

Belinda Carlisle

The Everly Brothers

New Order


Aretha Franklin

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Frederic Chopin

Claude Debussy

Patty Griffin

Sarah McLachlan


I am tired...to be continued;)



10,000 Maniacs


Skid Row

Guns n Roses