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With their chemistry and history, the North Carolina-based group, Delta Rae began charming audiences from the Bay Area to the Mississippi Delta.
London's new soul sensation is twenty-two year old, songstress, Lianne La Havas. She has an absolutely gorgeous and original voice, and an album of stellar songs, blending soul, jazz and folk
Michael Kiwanuka combines roots and soul with such old-school, retro-sounding verve. He's released three EPs in the last year alone, including one that so impressed Adele, she invited Kiwanuka to tour with her!
Minneapolis' Polica played SXSW in March. Urgent, original and genre defying, Polica are absolutely essential in 2012. Their debut album, Give You The Ghost was an XPN Featured Album of the Week earlier this year.
Stemming from Oklahoma, roots rocker JD McPherson just released his highly anticipated Rounder Records debut album. His true-blue rockabilly combined with the classic rock sound that will satisfy any purist, packs a punch that leaves audiences enchanted.

The band received rave reviews at SXSW this year; they also played the XPN Radio Day Stage from SXSW

Good Old War is an indie-folk trio consisting of three Philly natives. Pulling from each of their surnames to create the band's moniker, these three friends and collaborators have created a great chemistry on stage and a knack for mesmerizing three-part harmonies.

Three years ago a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn named Sharon Van Etten recorded the first Shaking Through session. The session would be the first step toward writing her second album.

January’s Artist To Watch is the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men. Their American debut EP, Into The Woods, came out December 20, with a full length due in early 2012.

200% soul power! If you dig Fitz and the Tantrums, Daptone Records, Mayer Hawthorne, Otis Redding, Black Joe Lewis and J Geils then chances are you’ll get in to JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound.

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