RISE (Rising Appalachia) is one group that I have had my eye on for a few years. I've caught them on video and have streamed their music. Although I have actually been in the same place at the same time as them (festival-wise) I have managed to miss seeing them.
Sisters Leah and Chloe's state in their Mission Statement:
"RISE (Rising Appalachia) is a genre-bending force of sound that uses both lyrical prowess and diverse artistic collaborations to defy cultural cliches and ignite a musical revolution..."
In other words, rootsy, rhythmic, soulful, compelling, beautiful, and real.
I hope to see them this year.