A couple of bands I am recently enjoying are Gringo Star from Atlanta, Georgia
+ 1776 from Kelso, Washington . . .
Both bands I have seen play live and they can really put a tune together. They both write some amazing songs. Gringo Star play psychedelic rootsy rock n' roll at it's best.
1776 are young lads who craft songs that sound like a band from 1966 in England.
Check their links here: MySpace.com/1776band + Myspace.com/TheGringoStars