After his first album blew me away like a warm august wind, I was avidly looking forward to his second album. At first I was underwhelmed, too sing-songish, but I had built up so much expectation. Slowly, as slow as the album moves, it grew on me, and I cannot go on a trip without it.
New-to-his-music folks should check out his first album, which is more dynamic, ranging from bluesy-gospel to alt-country.
His lyrics are poetic, both lulling and provocative. His instrumentation is like the third bowl of porridge, gripping but not overdone, and he never rushes his songs. Like a tall glass of water.
I love both his albums.