I just believe strongly that you should know about this guy:
His album has been on repeat in my itunes many a past night now.
The simplicity of his melodies and the straight forwardness of the lyrics is pleasing to the ear and also makes the music totally accessible to anyone. The words stick out in his songs more than I have heard in a long time, and you feel more like you're listening to a story teller who uses a guitar instead of a picture book.
Official site with free downloads
Full album "We Raised Them" for download
"I wish that everything were so simple."