He's a violinist, started on Suzuki, just like me back in the day. Except he's clearly got some sort of genius thing going on. He loops all kinds of amazing violin parts, layers and layers, adds guitar, whistling, an awesome bassist and drummer, and some jeff buckley-style lyrics, oh, and some glockenspiel. His live show is way more amazing than his albums, and if I could only figure out how to post videos, you'd see... If he plays within an 80 mile radius of you, go. You'll be wooed.
Listening to: Andrew Bird! - Heretics