I just found Kim Fairchild and her crowd - shouting out for these guys, they have some very nice tracks on their back and need more ppl to discover them. I find them at their best in the blues/rock and bluejazz end of their spectrum, but check them out and find your own favs! Their new album Natural is out now, but also give "All of me" from 2004 a listen - lots of classic tracks covered there. These talented pals need some watering to blossom for all to enjoy!
I would like to recommend 2Ru3 (true), he not only has less than 500 followers, but he's representing a state that hasn't really had a great representation musically that's visible in the hip-hop/rap realm. Plus, his whole purpose with it is to make honest music with an honest, positive and real message