john martyn, nick drake, tom rush, david blue, eric andersen, the fugs, as yes she's still around...tanita tikeram.
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Try Nick Cave he is on another level than Jackie Leven imho.
Abbatoir Blues/Lyre Of Orpheus which contains his tribute to Johnny Cash called Let The Bells Ring or alternatively The Boatman's Call are good starting points for his music.
Might take a couple of listens but he is arguably "the" songwriter at his creative peak.