I love his music, and he's on my bucket list of artists to see, I was miffed about missing out last year or the year before when he was touring. Amazing songwriter, especially for more dreary/darker stuff, and his guitar playing is stellar. The first thing I heard from him was "Beeswing", which is still my favorite, though he's got so much other great stuff, too. "Vincent Black Lightning", "The Ghost Of You Walks", etc. I was pleasantly surprised to hear Kate Rusby do a cover of "Withered And Died" on one of her recent albums; she does it well and totally does justice to it.
This song ran across my mind yesterday while I was out moving hay. I can only take so much of listening to early Joan Baez (with that high vibrato that can get on one's nerves), but the imagery and symbolism of this song has always stuck with me from the first time I heard it.