Who or what are your major influences?
Travel is one of my biggest influences. Getting out of my everyday surroundings fires up all of my songwriting neurons. So does people-watching - which is, of course, super-fun while you are traveling. Also, just being in motion - sitting in a train car, or behind the steering wheel, or wandering down a street - all of those things inspire songs. I do my best work (or at least get my first strike of inspiration) when I'm on the road or away from my guitar, strangely.