Can you explain what you sound like to people who don't play music?
For years, there was no label for the kind of music I play. Now, it's called "Americana" or "American Roots Music." It's a combination of folk, rock and roll, blues, bluegrass, Cajun, old time, and country.
I can and do play each of these styles individually, in their pure form. When I do a solo show, it's a mixture. If I'm in a play, I'll be playing the music the way it sounded for that period. If I am hired to play with a country band, you bet I'm going to play "Faded Love" the way it should sound, not some avant-garde version.
My overall style is most influenced by the high, lonesome sound of the Appalachian Mountains.