Last year I was on YouTube looking for death cab for cutie covers when I came across Jeff Pianki covering 405. That night opened my ears to a wealth of unsigned talent coming from the state of Michigan.
The reason I find myself so strongly drawn to these musicians is because of their accessibility. They are writing and recording beautiful music without the bullshit that often comes with it; they are doing it because they love it and they appreciate it when we listen.
It seems they have stripped the process down to the essentials, not trying to go out and make it overnight, but to write and play music while selling a few records along the way (should people want to pay of course)
They are a credit to their own success and should be proud. I look forward to seeing more of them and hopefully they will be over here in the UK sometime in the near future.
Here are a few artists I think you should check out...
J T Royster
Hope you enjoy, if you do google them and say hello.