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Emeli Sande is young, but she already has an enviable list of accomplishments under her belt. Along with a specialty in neuroscience from the University of Glasgow, she's become a global R&B phenom at the tender young age of 23.

Geographer's glittery, electronic pop rock has been winning over fans on the west coast for years.  The trio formed in 2008, released their first full-length that August, and began playing the Bay Area. 

Gotye (whose real name is Wouter "Wally" De Backer) has become an international pop star with his 2011 release, "Making Mirrors". The pop-infused collection includes a little ditty, "Somebody I Used To Know", that subsequently took the world by storm after its early leak in July 2011.

Named after a French novella by poet Charles Baudelaire, Fanfarlo is a pop outfit hailing from London. With a wide range of instrumentation (mandolin, glockenspiel, musical saw, melodica, sax, clarinet, and the usual drums, bass, and guitar), Fanfarlo have been able to craft some uniquely beguiling and uplifting pop-folk.

Electric bluesman Joe Louis Walker is nothing short of a living legend. He was strumming a guitar by the age of eight, and by the age of 16, he was on stage and has released twenty-three ablums over the course of his career.

On his new album Justin Townes Earle aims to prove a few things. Ten songs clocking in just over thirty minutes, "Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now" is one of Justin’s finest works to date harnessing his strength as a captivating storyteller.

Often, an artist can be defined by his or her influences.  Woody Guthrie's legacy demands instead that he be remembered for the legendary writers that he influenced.

John K. Samson, known for his deeply eloquent lyrics and tenure as the frontman of Canadian indie rock outfit The Weakerthans, is just now releasing his first solo album.

Though Robert Glasper Experiment is a fairly new entity, Robert Glasper himself has been experimenting in genre mash-ups for his entire musical career. 

The Milk Carton Kids released their second album, "Prologue" for free online to over 60,000 fans. This dynamic folk duo is getting a lot of buzz and is made up of singer and guitarists Joe Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale who started playing music together in 2010.

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