Here are some of my favorites on my MP3 at the moment!
Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me a Tale
When I first heard this British soul musician, I thought the song was from an artist in the 1960's....someone I had never heard before. He's been compared to Bill Withers, Otis Redding and Van Morrison.
The Lumineers - Stubborn Love
A folk/rock band from Denver, CO. Their self-titled album was released in April 2012, peeking at #2 on the Billboard charts in January 2013 (thanks to heavy promotion, including appearance on SNL).
The Avett Brothers - Live and Die
This "brother" band hails from Concord, NC. They combine blues, bluegrass, country, punk and mix the melodies to include ragtime, honky-tonk and good old fashioned rock and roll.
Family of the Year - Hero
This indi-folk band is from Los Angeles and includes brothers Sebastian and Joseph Keefe. Their latest album, Loma Vista was released in July 2012.