Rose Hill Drive is a relatively unheard of band, they've been together for four or five years, but nobody knows about them and I want to know why. They are blues/classic rock-type band in a similar mold to Drive by Truckers, Black Keys, etc. The raw power and organic sound of their music rivals the Black Keys and the soulful bluesy emotion and tone of guitarist Daniel Sproul's solos not only put DBT to shame, but rival the likes of Clapton, Page, and Stevie Ray. Also, many successful rock bands have talented musicians at guitar, bass, drums, etc. but overlook the crucial element of vocals. RHD's vocalist, Jake Sproul, sings with a hollow, ripping vibrato tone the likes of which I have never heard and he nails every note with the alacrity and range of a well trained acapella singer (all the while wielding a Fender bass with the skill and technicallity that would have your average four-notes-per-song bassist exiting stage left with a trail of salty tears).
Their second album comes out June 24 on Vinyl and CD. To tide you over here's a sample of a live show, where they really shine.
Some favorites of mine: Cross the Line, Sneak Out, Showdown.
A general philosophy note on music: Part of why RHD may not be popular is that people listen to their songs (or any songs for that matter) and if they don't hear the same three chords and the same riffs they've been hearing in popular music for all their lives, their minds close and they tell themselves they don't like it.