Best CD I've heard so far 2011.........

Sarah Jarosz/Song Up In Her Head
Like a breath of fresh air, just great!
Jakszyk, Fripp, and Collins: A Scarcity of Miracles
--A King Crimson ProjeKct

As Fripp writes in the liner notes, for the first time since 1981 an unexpected 4:1 English:American DNA..."more is going on than could be predicated merely on what has gone before. Yet, once more there is familiarity; like meeting a close member of the family for the first time."

Lots of good stuff already mentioned. Sara jarosz, Justin Townes earle, and wailing jennys are all great.

But my favorite is probably Brandi Carlile Live at benaroyo Hall. It's really an exceptional recording.
Alpass, Scarcity of Miracles is something of a throwback to '70s KC. A very smooth & lyrical album. Mel Collins's alto & soprano sax is great and reminiscient of Andy Mackay's sound with Roxy Music. Tony Levin is righteous.