Miller Williams, Inaugural poet and father of Lucinda Williams, describes Hayseed's music as "Roots music. Not from just one tree but a whole grove: bluegrass, old-time, country, gospel, folk, rock, soul..."
"Hayseed has been powerfully shaped by the deeply rooted sounds of Southern that is, white
gospel music and black gospel. Add on to that. . . dozens of other songwriters whose language is informed by poetry, and you get somewhere near to understanding where his music comes from."
- Grant Alden, No Depression Magazine