Nice thread title, eh? Actually -- and this is no joke at all -- there is an excellent singer/songwriter named Jude (I think his full name is Jude Christodal), and I just thought I'd recommend him. I've had his album No One Is Really Beautiful for a couple of years now, and I'd very much suggest fans of folky/quirky pop/rock sign up for this one.
I found out about him when I first listened to the City of Angels soundtrack (which is HDCD by the way), and heard his song on there titled "I Know" in which he delivers a touching, soft-sung performance that mini-explodes into a daring falsetto style that sounds like it came right off Jeff Buckley's genius album Grace. This song can also be found on No One Is Really Beautiful, along with a collection of both slow and uptempo fantastic songs. NOTE: No One Is Really Beautiful is not HDCD.
I'm listening to this album now -- I listen to it quite frequently -- and realized I never mentioned it in the forums.
He has a new album (King of Yesterday) coming out next week, and I'm sure it'll be on my buy list that week.
That he has such a groovy name doesn't hurt.