Both of these guys write from a Christian Worldview and both are excellent song writers:
One of my absolute favorite song writers is Bill Mallonee. Bill Mallonee is the former front man and song writer for the alt country band, Vigilantes of Love. Mallonee now writes a mix of folk, americana, and rock music. He puts out new music at an astonishing rate on his website. Paste named him #65 in their list of the 100 greatest living songwriters. Interestingly enough, when I saw him in Louisville, it was at a little coffee shop with a crowd of about 30-40 people, much like these clips of him playing at a library. He doesn’t mind playing small shows and his music is absolutely beautiful in a small setting! These are two of my favorite Mallonee songs, I couldn’t decide which one, so I will give you them both!
Bill Mallonee – Nothing Like a Train
Bill Mallonee – Solar System
Denison Witmer has played in Sufjan Stevens band, but is a folk-force to be reckoned with himself. His album, Are You a Dreamer? is one of my all-time-favorites (Sufjan plays the banjo on a couple tracks)! In this video, Whitmer tells the amusing story behind one of my favorite songs and then plays the song unplugged.
Denison Witmer – California Brown and Blue