Singer-songwriter Jeff Black is the best.

The Beat is not given to proclamations and pronunciations, not in the least because high praise from The Beat doesn't carry a lot of weight in the grand scheme of things. But after Black's first song in last night's set - courtesy Six String Concerts - we remarked to our companions that it might have been the single best song we've ever heard. Too bad we can't find Dance, Little Children, Dance on the Web.

Other Black tunes are available, so we offer this and this as evidence. Search and watch more at your leisure - make sure you've got a lot of time blocked out.