The great Aquarium Drunkard had a recent post about the ever changing and always alluring Tom Waits. The live show it hosted demonstrated how versatile Waits is, and yet how you'd be able to recognize his unique voice and style in a second.
Italian Fabio Parrinello, working under the moniker of Black Eye Dog reminded me somehow of Waits (with a hint of Mark Lanegan to boot). Was it the smoky voice? The heart torn lyrics? The jazzy-folky-bluesy style laced throughout his sophomore LP? Maybe all of the above. It is clear that he deserves to be heard.
Check out Black Eye Dog on his MySpace and label and look for his LPs (Love Is A Dog From Hell and Rhaianuledada (Songs To Sissy)) on Amazon and iTunes.