Rob’s Influences

Musicians are often asked who their musical influences are.  As I was putting together this list, I realized that my influences go far beyond other musicians, although of those there are many.  Here’s an attempt at a comprehensive list of the people that have influenced my music and my life, which in turn influences my music:

God

Carrie

My Family

The Beatles

Radiohead

C.S. Lewis

Bob Dylan

Akira Kurosawa

The Grateful Dead

John Wooden

Bela Bartok

J.R.R. Tolkien

Igor Stravinsky

Miles Davis

Bud & Joyce Leander

Elvis Costello

Charles Dickens

Greg Laurie

Tears For Fears

Billy Preston

Larry Norman

Johnny Cash

Ray Charles

Thrice

Mark Twain

Tony Dungy

McCoy Tyner

Matt & Chariya Bissonette

Oasis

Joe Montana

The Flaming Lips

Bela Fleck

Pink Floyd

Kent & Gulni Leander

James Stewart

Little Feat

Victor Borge

Linda Schreiner

Henri Cartier Bresson

U2

The Band

Craig Gammelgaard

George Lucas

Mute Math

Charlie Chaplin

Francis Schaeffer

Steely Dan

Claude Monet

Phillip Glass

Magic Johnson

Joni Mitchell

Dustin Hoffman

The Get Up Kids

Ricky Skaggs

Chuck Swindoll

Sidney Poitier

Gene Kelly

Jimmy Smith

The Marx Brothers

Dick Van Dyke

Prince

Peter Sellars

Collective Soul

Kurt Warner

John Coltrane

Robert Duvall

David Wilkerson

Flatt & Scruggs

Steve Norde

Joyce Hassing

Martin Luther King

The Polyphonic Spree

Frank Lloyd Wright

Kingfish

Tom Petty

Jackson Pollock

Corrine Bailey Rae

Led Zeppelin

B.B. King

Yes

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Jellyfish

Mitchell Froom

Ernie Hanson

Jon Brion

Corrie Ten Boom

The Who

Alexander Nicolayevich Scriabin

Stevie Wonder

Mark Swenson

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Bill Cosby

Ornette Coleman

Elia Kazan

Dave Cavanaugh

The Rolling Stones

Dr John

Eve Curie

Hanz Ives

Tortoise

Old & In The Way

Coldplay

Simon & Garfunkle

Alfie Silas

Rod Steiger

Frank Capra

Roger Staubach

Lynn Bumatay

Holland Davis

Jars Of Clay

Nichole Nordeman

John Schreiner

Richie Furay

Scott Joplin

AC Green

Ingmar Bergman

Switchfoot

Joel Hodgson

Mike Nelson

Paul Colman

The Cars

Mark Cullen

Bruce Hornsby

Wendy & Lisa

Fyodor Dosteovsky

Bobby & The Midnites

Vincent Van Gogh

Roy Buchanan

John Ford

Sheryl Crow

Andrew Ford

Bonnie Raitt

Benmont Tench

Christopher Guest

Stomp

Bob Marley

Peter Gabriel

Bill Batstone

Nicky Hopkins

Federico Fellini

Kronos Quartet

Abraham Lincoln

Little Feat

Paul Cezanne

Jerry West

Earth Wind & Fire

Piotr IlyitchTchaikovsky

David Bowie

Walt Disney

The Band

Phil Madeira

David Owens

The Other Ones

Sting

John Wayne

Kansas

Weather Report

The Disco Bisquits

Cindy Morgan

Ed Nilsen

The Allman Brothers

Henry David Thoreau

Foo Fighters

John Scofield

Trey Anastasio

The Corzines

Jeff Jones

The Beach Boys

Edvard Munch

Supertramp

Derek Fisher

George Martin

Jonatha Brooke

Rudyard Kipling

Norm & Gina Stockton

Claude Debussy

Neil Finn

Ella Fitzgerald

Turtle Island Quartet

Emmylou Harris

Geoffrey Emerick

David Crowder

Kenny Hall

Georges Seurat

Billy Wilder

Bedrich Smetana

Zero 7

The Dave Matthews Band

Mike Garson

Keith Felch

Reverend Gary Davis

Beck

Neil Young

Edward Hopper

Bruce Springsteen

Kobe Bryant

Alfred Hitchcock

Blind Willie Johnson

Brian Swerdfeger

Don Henley

Howlin Wolf

Charlie Chaplin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Andy Kotz

Ansel Adams

Chuck Berry

Woody Allen

The Yellowjackets

Keith Green

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Ollabelle

Joe Sample

Brian Vander Ark

Missing Persons

John Steinbeck

Coldplay

Buddy Guy

Rory Noland

The Plimsouls

Nic Harcourt

Camille Pissarro

Claudette Colbert

XTC

Frank Zappa

Shawn Colvin

Tom Landry

Lenny Kravitz

Buddy Holly

Jim Ladd

Squeeze

Chuck Leavell

Humphrey Bogart

Wassily Kandisnsky

Jimmy Reed

Kirk Franklin

Eva Cassidy

Jack White

Carl Orff

Greg Holmes

Wayne Shorter

Janis Joplin

Fallborn

Billy Graham

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