My good friend and brother from another mother Paul reminds me of one of my all time faves who, for some reason, I neglected to put in the "listen" links: Mike Cross. North Carolina boy. Self-described "Hillbilly hippie folksinger." One of the funniest guys to put fingers to strings or rosin up a bow. And then he can turn around to sing a love song so beautiful it'll bring tears to your eyes.
One of these days I'll have to tell the full "how I came to know Mike Cross" story. But for now, there's a link for anyone to follow.