It's time to take a closer look at the other acts that received high votes in our Reader's Choice Poll:
Second Place: Bentley Caldwell put up a good fight to win second place in our Reader's Choice Poll. The Paducah, KY native made his way to Nashville to take part in its trhiving songwriter scene. Caldwell released his first EP "A Place to Be," in 2014. Caldwell's rich vocals lend themselves to the introspective edge many of his songs take on; all at once he occupies soul, blues, and folk, and handles it with John Legend-level suavity. However, despite the grace and dignity his music carries, Caldwell has, in our hearts, totally won first place in the "Cutest F*cking Song" with "Awkward Turtle." Caldwell wil be playing the Cannery Ballroom February 26th. Listen to the whole EP and learn more about the man HERE.
Third Place: The Dead Deads rallied their fanbase, lovingly hashtagged #deadcorps, to claw their way up to third in our poll. The fivesome are considered a roving grunge dance-party, evoking the spirit of CBGB with heavy jams and unbridled sexiness. The band had a dynamic start to this year, releasing a fresh 7" single a mere week before heading out on tour with Halestorm. Check out their dynamic debut ablum "Rainbeau" at thedeaddeads.com/and watch this wicked video for "Organ P."