I'm a big fan of Kasey Chambers. I think Rattlin' Bones
is excellent. I bought it when it came out and it's still in rotation on my ipod. I've collected all her albums and a fair number of cd singles, bonus and promotional cds.
I'd reccommend The Captain
and Barricades and Brickwalls
over Wayward Angel
, although both of the latter albums have their own charms. Also worth checking are the Dead Ringer Band albums if you can find them. The Dead Ringer Band was the family band consisting of Bill Chambers (father), Dianne Chambers (mother), Kasey Chambers (daughter) and Nash Chambers (son). I quite enjoy Kasey's and The Dead Ringer Band's covers of songs by John Prine, Lucinda Williams, Michelle Shocked, Fred Eaglesmith, Maria McKee, etc.
It may not be your cup of tea but I thoroughly enjoy the self titled album Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill and The Little Hillbillies
. It was promoted as a children's album but is something the big kids can enjoy too...well I like it