And I use the term loosely, cos really, anything approaching the Dixie Chicks is gonna be shite. Am I right?
But I do happen to really dig Wilco's YHF. And then, too, we don't wanna leave out Silver Jews here. (Jesus Christ, I could *never* do that!)
Whiskeytown is supposed to be really good but all the Ryan Adams I have is that shit Rock 'n Roll album...so I've been leary of wasting hard earned green on Ryan. The latest(?) Bright Eyes is sorta alt country...and very good.
(I'm tempted to say Patrick Wolf's WitW falls into this category, except that more precisely I'd say it's alt-Renaissance...but good, not like that horrible Jah Wobble English Roots.)
Feel free to tell us how good Patsy Cline or Johnny Cash was if ya gotta.
*The Best (& Worst) of Alt Country!*