I'm diggin' Susie Suh. If you like acoustic sultry indie folk, you will like her. You might also like Julia Dawn, a former poetry student of mine--very talented writer, whose beautiful songs can be heard on her myspace webpage.
I wish I had something more witty or prophetic to say, given the date, but I'm mellow and preparing to get even more mellow...make a fire, find a cat, and drink some tea. Here's to good music, good writing, good food, good luck, and good health in 2006.