Chopsy, that new album sounds great. I will definitely check it out.
A friend of mine recently bestowed a new artist to my ears. His name is Ali Farka Toure- a blues musician from Africa. It's very much traditional blues, but so different because the rhythms and vocal melodies are African influenced. It's a whole new take on the blues.
TG - Thanks for the video link. I loved it. I really wish I could have seen them live. I wore a mask at a show one time in '97 I believe. It was a Halloween show. I tried wearing my whole costume but the three foot long arrows that were stuck in my chest got in the way just a little. :) There's actually a pic on my MySpace page from that show, and you can see the arrows next to my set behind me. heheh