So where does your music come from?
Well I started in the blues, then I played country rock, funk, jazz then back to the Blues.

Hence the 'contaminated  blues' ?

Yes - 'contaminated blues' as it probably contains elements of every type of music I've played! But writing more on acoustic and then spending a couple weeks in Nashville probably had an effect, too! Which is where 'soulful Americana' came from! All I can safely say, is that they are songs. . . . .

So who do you see as major influences?
I can’t honestly say there is one person who has been a major influence on me. A few people have said that my music reminds them of writers as incredibly diverse as Mose Allison, John Martyn, Jim Croce and Bill Withers!— how flattering is that?

What's happening in your music at the moment?

It changes all the time! With my last recording, we were aiming for a radio-friendly Americana sound which worked really well. This year, I'm returning to a more stripped down Bluesy sound. I've just acquired a new guitar-- and as every guitarist will tell you a different guitar will take you in a different direction- and in this case, it's an Eastman acoustic and its 'dustbowl chic' feel inevitably sends you to the Blues!

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