Rayland's influences include Dylan and the late, great Townes Van Zandt, but he also professes a soft spot for Canucks Bob and Doug McKenzie (a.k.a., Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas), whose album hangs on Ontario's wall: "Well, we go way back. Used to buy hash from their cousin back in Antagonism County, Nova Scotia. Two looneys for a weekend's worth, then we'd hit the poker run with Ralph's four wheelers, get cocked on Canadian brown water till midnight, head out on the lobster boat and pull in a string of mackerel. Life was great then, and that album was always spinning back at the rabbicat shack. I lost my virginity to a Canadian."
And of course there's nothing more American than that.