Originally posted by nimzophysh
Try Bill Frisell. Perhaps the East/West or Good Dog albums
Frisell isn't a bad recommendation, though I'm really looking for albums that are by folk artists that push the boundaries toward jazz / New Music rather than the other way around. Maybe there really isn't much out there. I was thinking sonhouse might have a few recs.
That said, I have East / West and took a listen to Good Dog. Both lean too much toward rock / pop for me - especially Good Dog with Keltner's emphasis on backbeat. Interestingly Hank Roberts appears on Frisell discs such as Sign of Life, History / Mystery and Big Sur. I have the first two but passed on Big Sur because Royston also drives the sound toward rock / pop with an emphasis on backbeat.
Any other ideas?