This music is the home recording project of singer songwriter, Sam VanLaningham. He started writing and recording punk, metal and grunge with band mates in the late 80s and has now locked in writing and recording acoustic and electric cul de sac rock and pop songs. His songwriting almost always has pop tendencies but also seeks originality and the deepest creative and emotional expression he can access. Influences that he believes most impact his music are Black Sabbath, Stevie Wonder, Screaming Trees, Willie Nelson, Wilco, Metallica, Nirvana, Otis Redding, Bruce Springsteen, John Lee Hooker, R.L. Burnside, Hank Williams Sr., The Police etc.