Here's one that's impossible not to like: Valerie June. I didn't get introduced until a PBS Newshour mini-feature on her just a few weeks ago. It piqued my interest and sent me on my way to her latest album, The Order of Time, which I've had on steady rotation since. A rootsy, bluesy, gospel, old-timey infused ride - and the main attraction: her unique voice.
Take a listen to my favorite: "Two Hearts" (joining the lexicon of other revered "Two Hearts" tunes along with Bruce Springsteen, Chris Isaak and the Jayhawks)..