By Fred Rudofsky, Nippertown contributor
20. Alison Jacobs & Matt Mirabile / Scotty Mac & the Rockin’ Bonnevilles – it’s time for either combo to reunite and play those deep blues for the people.
19. Carrie Rodriguez – it’s time to hear that sultry voice and astounding fiddle from Austin, Texas.
18. Cindy Blackman (with or without Carlos Santana) – it’s time to mess with time signatures in a groovy way.