Cincinnati, Ohio

Since its formation in 2003, Grooveshire has become one of the area’s most revered and hardest-charging Jam/Blues groups on the circuit, racking up hundreds of local and regional appearances and acclaim for its debut EP, last year’s American Son. In 2009, on the heels of American Son, knighted Grooveshire with the coveted “New Groove of the Month” honor, and this year the band has been busy touring and recording its soon-to-be-released debut full-length. If hard work and dedication translated to fame and fortune, Grooveshire would be U2; as it is, they’re just happy to be playing for you, too.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: The Black Crowes get their chocolate in Phish’s peanut butter, thereby inventing Grooveshire’s Allman Brothers Cups. (Brian Baker)