I've spent a nice, musical morning with the following things:
Richard Hawley -- M Ward crossed with '50s suit and tie and smoke ballads crossed with Britain.
Fredrik Ståhl's "When People Go to Work I Go to Bed" -- Um, I kind of resemble this song.
Hayward Williams -- Bark under your fingernails and blear under your eyelids (beautiful) Midwestern singer-songwriter stuff.
Larry Jon Wilson's 1975 LP New Beginnings -- Georgia country. "There's some folks [back there] 'care a little bout me."