Ah, sorry for getting your hopes up unduly!
Thanks for the Giant Sand recommendations - I’ve always struggled with an entry point with them as the discography is quite sprawling. I’ll check them out - I liked the expansive, but rootsy feel of proVISIONS when I listened recently.
The only record I physically own is 'Sno Angel, which I do really like. I saw him on the tour of that record too with the gospel choir which was cool.
I came to him through liking a bunch of his collaborators - Neko Case, Rainer and with Calexico being my favourite band.
I generally think it’s all pretty good with Bonnie Prince Billy. I See A Darkness was the first record of his I heard as a teenager and it completely blew me away. Just picked up the Will Oldham on Bonnie Prince Billy book recently, so I think i’m going to be listening to a lot of him over the next few weeks.