The Alternate Routes, a great band from Bridgeport, CT that I crossed paths with on the road last summer. They'll be on tour with Carbon Leaf starting next month, dates are at their MySpace page.
Every Monday, C&L's Late Nite Music Club will feature an up-and-coming act from every state, alphabetically by state, as part of LNMC's 50 State Strategy. Know a band or artist that you think is the best in their state? Email suggestions to latenitemusicclub [at] gmail.com.