Anyone ever check him out? I got really into these bluesy/country Tele style players over the last 2 years or so. He's got some really cool techniques in his playing, too - lots of behind the nut bends, neck bends a la Jake E. Lee, tone knob swells, and just all around great playing. Reminds me a bit of G.E. Smith.

Here's a few great videos if anyone is interested. Part of the reason why I ended up going Tele on my latest 7 (although my Tele is not very much like a traditional Telecaster at all beyond cosmetics )

On his technique -