Have you heard Allen Stone yet? If not, you should definitely check him out. He is awesome. Here he is singing live, from his mother's basement in Seattle.
Don't believe me? Here are some nice things MTV says about him:
"Allow me to be blunt: Allen Stone has the best effing voice I've ever heard, and there's no two ways about it. Perhaps it's because Allen is literally the son of a preacher man or because he was raised on gospel music, but Stone seems to possess one of the most powerful set of pipes we've heard in a hot sec. And the public agrees: Allen's new self-titled album hasn't even been out a measly 48 hours, and it's already No. 2 on iTunes' R&B/Soul Charts. Oh, and did we mention he's still unsigned? Baller status."
Trust me, listen to Allen Stone. He's still new enough and unsigned, so if you start listening to him now, you'll just make the cut off of being the cool kid who was listening to him before he blew up.