Re:What newly acquired music are you listening to lately?
2 "new" artists to mention that I really like a lot. Charlie Parr. Kind of a cross between Leo Kottke and an old blues guy. He's kind of regional in that he lives in Minnesota and tends to hang in that part of the country.
The other is Curtis Ellis. This guy really blows me away. Eccentric banjo player, and he has a ton of videos on YouTube you can check him out pretty easily.