Does a particular musician’s songwriting and artistry speak to you above all others?

I’ve enjoyed all forms of music over the 60+ years of music being the one constant in my life. My music tastes have certainly evolved over time.  I’ll cover that in another thread some day. Currently i find myself listening to jazz > 95% of the time. There is one particular artist who really speaks to me and i thoroughly enjoy each of the >270 songs he has written, arranged, recorded, and produced. Every other artist falls far short for me.
Guitarist Chris Standring lays down unique grooves in each song that can inspire (in me) toe tapping, soulful reflection, sensuality, air guitar picking, and other effects depending on the song. 
This is a personal connection I’ve developed with Standring’s music. I’ve had the opportunity to hear him play in an intimate diinner music house in Nashville the past 2 years. My wife loves his music also, which is the cherry on top!

Does anyone else have a musician who speaks to them?


Second on Bruce Cockburn, adding Gordon Lightfoot, Moody Blues earlier years, Harry Chapin, Jackson Brown, early Neil Diamond, and more but at bedtime all I can think of. 

If we are talking about lyrics then Darrell Scott and Guy Clark come to mind, as does John Prine.

If we are talking about the melody then Miles Davis.

OUAT.....there were daze like this...    with the opener ’...cocaine and bottle of gin...’, only one of which I like....can’t say I wasted my previous era in That Exact fashion...

...but saw enough of it to avoid like the Covid Demon Days.....

But....the lyrics kinda brought back some of the flavors of boring thru it....

and one of the reasons I bailed on L.A.

With each decade someone new floats to the top of my list. The days of Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, ABB etc are past, though I still listen to them. I spend most of my time searching for music from my youth I missed out on. Most of it is Fusion Jazz but there is some new music I love and at the top of that list right now is Chris Stapleton and a guy named Ryan Bingham. I always look for music that moves me to dance or otherwise react physically to it. Little Feat fits that bill to a tea. Qobuz has allowed me to expand my musical horizons and believe it is the best $150 I ever spent on music in any given year.

edit: Forgot to mention, to this day I still listen to Zappa and Bowie religiously