This is cool. NoiseTrade is an effort to connect musicians with fans, without having to deal with all the hassle of a middleman. With this site, music fans can download high-quality music for free (or at a reduced cost). Derek Webb is one of the co-founders of the site, and you can get his latest, The Ringing Bell, for free via the site.
But Derek is just the tip of the iceberg. Sandra McCracken and Matthew Perryman Jones also have albums available, and new artists are being added daily. Check it out!