Influences: Simon & Garfunkel, Mountain Goats, Spoon, Counting Crows, Ben Folds, Iron & Wine, The Decemberists, Over the Rhine, Bob Dylan, Arcade Fire, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Radiohead, M Ward, Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens ... Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, Italo Calvino, Bill Watterson, Haruki Murakami, Wes Anderson, Hiyao Miyazaki ...
Halfpenny Orchestra is Bret Rooks and Ryan Miller, who both live in San Luis Obispo, California.
This year's challenge for us (again/still/always): Write as many songs as we can while not ignoring our respective wives or daughters. We joined up in 2007 but were out of the game in 2011 & 2012...maybe we'll have something to show for 2013? We'll see...
Key Instruments & Software (for those interested in such things):
Eastman AC615 Acoustic Guitar w/ Schatten HFN Artist pickup
Hamer Electric Guitar
SX SPJ-62 Electric Bass
Yamaha Clavinova (borrowed from church)
REAPER (Recording Software)
(It's pronounced "hape-nee." Or you can just type "HPO.")
No songs by this fawmer (yet).