Hayseed's music is roots music. Not from just one tree but a whole grove: bluegrass, old-time, country, gospel, folk, rock, soul... Hayseed is purposefully trying to confound your expectations. His reflections of modern life have a strong metaphysical bent, concentrating on notions that are more spiritual than religious, and more archetypical than specific.

Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams, Lyle Lovett, Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, No Depression, Alejandro Escovedo, Waco Brothers, Jon Langford, Bottle Rockets, Bloodshot Records, Robbie Fulks, Mike Ireland & Holler, Tim Carroll, Tommy Womack, Jason (Ringenberg) & The Scorchers, Buddy & Julie Miller, Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Joe Henry, Bad Livers, Nanci Griffith, Rodney Crowell, Marty Stuart, David Grisman & Jerry Garcia, John Hartford, Billy Joe Shaver, Willie Nelson, Allison Krauss, Chris Thile, Nickel Creek, Bryan Sutton, Richard "Hombre" Price, Jack Ingram, Fred Eaglesmith, The Jayhawks, Mark Heard, Walter Hyatt, Neko Case, Peter Case, Kasey Chambers, Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez, kd lang, Lambchop, Johnny Dowd, Sonny Landreth, John Hiatt, Rosanne Cash, Shawn Colvin,