Michelle Branch is a well-known guitarist and singer/songwriter. Her fame took off in the late 90’s early 2000’s. Michelle Branch is a major influence to me personally is because she started her career on her own, she learned guitar from such a young age and others saw the talent she had and from there on its history. Songs such as “All You Wanted”, “Breathe”, and “Sooner Or Later”, were more than just love songs they had such a more deep meaning to them and people saw that, one is about trying to save someone who is taking the wrong turn in life, another is about being in a bad place and not knowing what to do and so on, these were all based on Michelle’s life and the problems people were facing around her. Still today she sings and plays guitar, but most importantly writes her own songs on it as well. Her music has been influenced by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, Lisa Loeb, Joni Mitchell, Queen, Alanis Morissette, Jewel, Fleetwood Mac and Cat Stevens. I love Michelle I couldn’t have a better person to look up to, especially with the music seen today, it’s nice to re live the good old music there once was back in the early 2000’s.