“When you look at just straight Americana you have Tom Petty. Again, he influenced me a lot when I was younger.
"That’s funny because when I was a kid Free Fallin’ and all that sort of stuff was coming out so I didn’t even know about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers until much later. I didn’t know about that until much later on in my life.
"Tom Petty was so confident and so good at what he did that it was just undeniable and still to this day it is undeniable. He is a true musician. It is almost as if he doesn’t even have to try, it was almost as if he was just put on this earth to do that. In our band in general he is seen as a true innovator for us.”