Alt Country/Folk, American roots

My love for this style of music began about 14 years ago with the Billy Brag and Wilco tribute albums to Woody Guthrie titled Mermaid Ave. Volume one and two.
I just happened upon a new band , that I am very excited about!!! The Cave Singers They are from the Seattle area. Their new album is VERY, VERY solid.I also have been enjoying the band's two albums from 2007, and 2009 on Spotify !!
Also do check out The Wood Brothers !!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris Wood is the Wood from band Modeski, Martin and Wood.
The Wood Brothers three albums are near flawless.
I have seen the Wood Brothers twice. If you like em, a must see live.
MMW are some of the best concerts I have ever seen as well. MMW are more alt/Jazz/Jam band
Ryan Bygham's album Junky Star is a masterpiece!!
The Civil Wars album was fantastic, much deserved of the grammy it won.
I am a pretty big Son Volt/ Uncle Tupelo fan.
Wilco of course.
What say ye? Who or who are your favorite Alt Country Alt Folk/ American Roots bands or albums.
Hi Todd, i saw the cave singers last summer and agree they do a nice job. I am also a big fan of Martin Sexton, Neko Case and Ryan Adams. I will have to check out Ryan Bygham and the Wood Brothers. Thanks for introducing me to some new music.
I agree with the Civil Wars album. "Barton Hallow" is indeed excellent.

Lucinda Williams is great too.

Not sure if this is in quite the same genre, but Over The Rhine is another terrific group.
Uncle Tupelo-Anodyne, Son Volt-Staightaways, Whiskeytown-Pneumonia, Ryan Adams-Gold. All fit in this category I believe and if you haven't heard any of them, you should.
all the ones listed. john hiatt's new cd is great. thanks for the heads up on the new artists. my favorite genre also...