I just picked up this album called Illinoise, by Sujan Stevens. This album is a work of absolute wonder. Please go and pick this album up, it is truly a work of art. I am still obsessed with Neo-Folk music, this album is hard to describe, it is not really folk nor is it any other genre but good music. Think neutral Milk Hotel but a little more mellow, or think Iron and wine but with a little more kick.
If Sujan Stevens had to be described in one word, it would be ambitious. The self taught musician plays nearly all the instruments on his albums, and we aren't just talking guitar, bass, and drums, but also piano, oboe, and banjo, among others. He has also embarked on the elaborate 50 states project, in hopes of writing an album about each.