In the short 4 years that followed, Brandon has extended his musical influences to include all genres. Today, he credits not only those earlier bands, but also Symphony X and Dream Theater as examples of the progressive metal bands that he enjoys. In addition, he has come to appreciate the greats of classic rock, such as The Eagles, Rush and Fleetwood Mac. Some more contemporary bands that have also gained Brandon’s appreciation are The Sheepdogs, Zac Brown Band and Big Wreck. But Brandon currently calls Joe Bonamassa his greatest influence, because, in a music world full of guitarists, Joe has a great passion and style of his own that is instantly recognizable. This influence has pushed Brandon to elevate his playing to higher levels and allowed him to express his thoughts and emotions through his fretboard and amplifier.