The sound of Zack Miles's The Early Riser and Other Midnight Stories is simplistic in that it's only one man and his acoustic guitar, but the quick, intricate finger-picking allows him to get a lot of mileage (I swear to you there was no pun intended there. Please believe me!) out of his one instrument. Miles has a background in banjo, and it shines through in his guitar playing today.
The soft, yet self-assured quality of Zack Miles's voice pairs perfectly with his style of guitar playing, and that combination makes The Early Riser and Other Midnight Stories the perfect soundtrack for a rainy fall day. As I write this, I'm listening to the record while drinking coffee as it rains outside, and all is right with the world.