I was introduced to this artist almost by mistake. He opened for Sarah Bareilles at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston (bought tickets for my kids) and not only blew the room away, but turned out to be a really nice guy. I never expected to come away from that evening with anything other than pleasant memories of time well spent with the kids, but was hooked before Ms. Bareilles ever took the stage. I picked up three of his CD's at the show and added the remaining collection over the next several weeks. The "Live in Hollywood" album has become one of my favorites and contains a few tracks that are simply brilliant. I have no idea how this artist has flown below the radar for so long, especially given his background and quality of performance. Attended a second show recently in Phoenix at the Modified Arts venue and was equally impressed.
If you are a fan of music in general, catch this guy at your earliest opportunity. If you are a fan of acoustic music, this is a "can't miss performance" and you have to pick up the "Close Enough EP" and the "Live in Hollywood" album.