Warner paints vivid pictures of characters and places. The influences reach back to legends Jimmie Rodgers, Stephen Foster...the style suggests John Prine. The songs are distinctly original, ranging from traditional folk to pop country. 'Renaissance Man' offers up a gumbo of beautiful melodies, imagery, and harmonies eloquently framed in tasteful, predominantly acoustic arrangements that serve the songs well. Stylistically, the disc is in the folk/country genre with a tinge of pop, honky tonk, even vaudeville. Songs explore the topical...God Only Knows, The Human Heart...humorous...the title cut, I've Got Plans, Bubba Goes Fishin'...historical...Ronald P. Carter, Buried in Stone...the Beatles...Get It Back. There is also a cowboy song that sounds like it came from the Sons of the Pioneers songbook. A talented supporting cast of musicians plays guitar, dobro, mandolin, piano, clarinet, ukelele, dulcimer, etc. Two tracks feature Fiddlin' Joe Shewbridge, an original membe of Patsy Cline's band. The CD's final track is a plaintive guitar/vocal memorial to Warner's son, Daniel, who died in a 2003 car accident.