My friend Tim introduced me to a Seattle artist named Damien Jurado. His music is introspective and mellow, sometimes tragic. I don't listen to it all the time, but I have definitely had many reflective moments while listening to his music. He's rad.
He finally came to Portland on Friday night. He played at the Doug Fir (very cool venue!) off of Burnside in SE Portland. I'm an instant fan of the atmosphere at the Doug Fir and I will be making an effort to see more shows there.
The opening act, Jennifer O'Connor, was also wonderful! Check her out-