Steve you are completely right, I totally slept on them though, I remember thinking they were so boring because all I cared about was skanking for the Husbands so I couldn't wait for them to be over with when they played shows together, but I recently listened to Cutting Open The Fiction again, such a great band.
Josh, I don't think it gets overlooked particularly, I just think it gets embraced by a different crowd, you wont see many hardcore kids going to acoustic shows, which is a shame because they rock. But I wish that more kids were into it, especially when we have such great acts in burlington.
Only downside is that a singer songwriter is a dime a dozen, so it's hard to weed out the really good ones.
More kids need to listen to Phil Ochs, he was more punk then all of us.