The minute I heard him on WPR's, "Higher Ground," I knew he was going places. Sure enough, about a week after that, he was being played by NPR's, "World Cafe." Tonight, I heard a few more of his songs - (one of which I had heard before and loved but did not know it was him. I want to buy the album!
"Higher Ground," also played an amazing song from a prominant Mali performer. Info can be retrieved via their site.