Who are some of your biggest influences?

I remember my dad playing James Taylor in the car on family trips. I got into the Beatles late in high school, followed by newer British stuff like Coldplay, Radiohead, and Travis. More recently, I've enjoyed a lot of indie folksy stuff like Iron & Wine, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, et cetera.

What was the first song you learned on guitar?

The first song I tried to play on guitar was probably “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor. I realized that probably wasn’t going to happen right away so I learned “Wonderwall” by Oasis. That was far more successful.

What kind of guitar do you play?

I have several. The guitar I used exclusively on my WF&D album is a beautiful, handmade, 1930s-style slope-shoulder dreadnought made by a super-talented luthier named Dale Fairbanks.

Do you have any other albums?

I used to record little mini-albums (the industry term is an "EP") using my computer's built-in microphone and give them to friends. Sometime I’ll get them uploaded to my website.

Who does all your design work?

I do.

How frequently do you get asked questions like this about your music?

Somewhere between not often and never. Just humor me, okay?

Where can I find those Christmas songs you recorded?

Right here. Just promise me you won't play them until after Thanksgiving! Kidding, but only partly.