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?


Since I keep up with new music all the time, I have different favorite musicians who speak to me every other month. For real.

A lot of what has already been mentioned for me (Dylan stands out), but I'm partial to Elvis Costello.  A lot of songs he's written, I can't imagine how someone can think up lyrics like that.

"Wish that i could push a button, and talk in the past and not the present tense.
  And watch this hurtin' feeling, disappear like it was common sense.
  I was a fine idea at the time, now I'm a brilliant mistake".

Lyrics like that......come from an amazing place.