He's got everything I look for in music.
- Lyrics that are catchy and intelligent. They not only make me think, but they demand some sort of emotional response. They make me feel. (Extra Points for sharing a Judeo-Christian worldview. Extra Extra points for not being even vaguely Calvinist).
- Music that is simple but not boring. Melodic without being self indulgent. A little folk, a little pop, a little rock. His above average, but always tasteful guitar playing is a huge plus.
- He puts these together into songs that are quirky, but easy to take seriously. His tunes have character, something that is greatly lacking in the general marketplace.
- He has some good studio chops too. His stuff sounds good. His production is transparent enough to keep me (with all of my studio experience) focused on the song, but it's got enough character to keep me interested.
Anyway, listen to the guy.