There are hundreds and thousands of acoustic bands across the nation looking for a big break into the music industry, unfortunately most of them aren’t very good.  Every now and then, however, there are a few young bands or artists who have incredible talent and deserve to be heard. Here are five that have earned my respect as big-time potentials in the popular music world:

1. Benton Paul

2. Brett Dennen

3. Andy B. White

4. Nik Day

5. Donavon Frankenreiter

If there are any good acoustic artists that you know of and think should make the list, let us know in the comments section.