I second this one. Saw him open for Todd Snider and he was great, at least live. Can't vouch for his cd's.
I also want to mention some newer or still playing folks to check out:
Frank Black - He's not for everyone, but if you don't like his rocking stuff, check out Honeycomb for him backed by some of Nashville's finest session players
Steve Earle - Continues to piss off whoever deserves it.
Todd Snider - Great lyrics, great live. Check him out.
Ween - always good for a laugh.
"The only funeral you should ever try to interrupt is your own, and that should be a full-time job." -Kinky Friedman