It may not be your preferred genre, but I would highly recommend listening to at least part of Shawn Mullins' latest album, "9th Ward Pickin' Parlor." Go to the AOL Music page (man, I can't seem to drop that link enough!), scroll until you see his album, with its dark brown cover.
Holy cow, it's good so far. The album is released tomorrow. Dark, brooding folk-country-rock. Just good stuff.