I heard this song a few weeks ago, by Gary Clark Jr. It's pretty good, but I instantly recognized several of his influences: Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Hendrix, to name but a few. It's so obvious, I'm sure Mr. Clark is aware.
Which made me think of writers, and my own writing. Am I influenced, like this guy, by others whose craft I admire?
How about you, fellow writers? Have others ever told you that your writing is like someone else's?