An interesting folk-singer that reminds me somewhat of Kim Richey named Kris Delmohorst that was brought up during the Women in Music week.
I've been bouncing around to her tunes today, as the artist is generous enough to allow free MP3s on her Website (two per album, roughly). Go check her out. It'll be worth your time to right-click and save. I may buy her latest CD, if I can justify spending the money.
(weeps over my federal taxes...because you know those tax cuts didn't help me since I ain't stinkin' rich)