A few of my Musical Influences and Muses

Bill Sargent - Pro Drummer

I enjoy and am inspired by . . .

Home Free, Pomplamoose, Jacob Collier, Dustbowl Revival, Lake Street Dive, Playing for Change, Postmodern Jukebox, Accent

Ella Fitzgerald, Eva Cassidy, Sissel

Louis Armstrong, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr

Pentatonix, Manhattan Transfer, The Real Group, The Mills Brothers, Il Divo, Straight No Chaser

Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey

Tuba Skinny, Bria Skonberg, Sant Andreu Jazz Band, Andrea Motis, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr, Joan Chamorro, Diana Krall, Tommy Emmanuel, Frank Vignola, John Pizzarelli, Oscar Peterson, Teddy Wilson, Buddy Rich, Louis Bellson, Gene Krupa, Ali Jackson, Sonny Payne, Ray Brown, Nels Orsted Pederson, Herb Ellis, Joe Pass, Freddie Green, Eddie Condon, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Matty Matlock, Dukes of Dixieland, Chuck Hedges, Wild Bill Davison, Scott Hamilton, Clark Terry, Sweets Edison, Lockjaw Davis, Bob Crosby and the Bobcats, James Morrison

Tower of Power, David Garibaldi, Rocko, Victor Wooten

Ray Charles, The Temptations, The Drifters, Booker T & the MGs, Sam Cooke, James Brown, the Funk Brothers and all of Motown

Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago, The Wrecking Crew, the Beach Boys, the Doobie Brothers, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Three Dog Night, Guess Who, the Who

BB King, Elvin Bishop

Randy Travis, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Alabama, Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr, Glen Campbell

Ricki Skaggs, The Purple Hulls, Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys, Foggy Mountain Boys

Bill Monroe and The Texas Playboys, Asleep At The Wheel

Gaither Vocal Band, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Voices of Lee, T Graham Brown, Hillsong Worship, Selah, Hezekiah Walker, MercyMe, Newsboys, Phil Driscoll, Fred Hammond, Phil Wickham, Carman, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Bethel Music, Gordon Mote, Israel Houghton & New Breed, Clint Brown, Joey+Rory, Lincoln Brewster, Kristian Stanfill, Gateway Worship, The Imperials, Guy Penrod, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Kristene DiMarco, Lakewood, Ron Kenoly, Jesus Culture, Darlene Zschech, Passion Worship, Crowder, Nicole Nordeman, Jeff Deyo, Alvin Slaughter, Andre Crouch, Planetshakers, Christ Church Choir, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Three Bridges, Booth Brothers

Jimmy Sturr, Myron Floren, Frankie Yankovic, the Six Fat Dutchmen, Verne Meisner

and a whole bunch of others!