Self-describing their sound as "Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top" is a fitting way to introduce Texas-based duo Greyhounds.
Miles Tackett and the Three Times play soulful, bluesy music that sounds like what Cream might have played if the jazzy influence of Ginger Baker had dominated the group's sound.
With influences like Curtis Mayfield, the Meters and Quincy Jones, the Provels are St. Louis' soul providers.
St Paul and the Broken Bones take y'all to church in a live session filled with knee-dropping soul and rhythm and blues.
Caroline Smith, a Minneapolis singer-songwriter, will not be pigeon-holed. The self-proclaimed, and unabashed, fan of '90s rhythm and blues, pop and neo-soul makes music influenced by all of them, but in a way that doesn't exactly resemble any particular style, other than her own.