Very quietly, without a lot of fuss, the singer/songwriter seems to have re-emerged as a major force in the music industry. And not a moment to soon in our opinion.

Some good examples on the schedule for the rest of the week include Tristan Prettyman, Jesse McCartney, Colbie Caillat, Ryan Bingham and Duffy.

Thursday, May 22

Earl Klugh – “The Tavis Smiley Show”

Republic Tigers – “Late Show with David Letterman”

Tristan Prettyman – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Death Cab for Cutie – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Steven Wright – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

Tristan Prettyman – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Friday, May 23

Counting Crows – ABC’s “Good Morning America”

Alanis Morissette – NBC’s “Today” Show

Jesse McCartney – “Live with Regis and Kelly”

Gavin Rossdale – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Tommy Johnagin – “Late Show with David Letterman”

Colbie Caillat – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Ryan Bingham – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”

Neil Diamond – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Duffy – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

Saturday, May 24

The Raconteurs, Cat Power – “Austin City Limits”

Gnarls Barkley – “Saturday Night Live”