Anybody who has ever been into music at one time or another has had a favorite obscure band or artist. All you can say about this artist is that their music makes you happy, and you want to force other people to listen to them, and it annoys the piss out of you when those people don't see the inherent genius.
For just over ten years now, my obscure band of choice has been Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise. One of my roommates at the time, Todd Ruprecht, turned me on to them, and I was immediately hooked by the eclectic mixture of not quite soul, not quite blues, not quite R&B, and not quite rock.
The soul, blues, and R&B are provided by the blind street-performer-turned-lead-singer, Robert Bradley, while the younger and much whiter Blackwater Surprise provide the alternative rock background sound.
The story goes like this: the boys from Blackwater Surprise went to record in their