2 bands that proudly fly the soul/blues flag.
Tweed Funk Milwaukee's pride, featuring a mature singer and a killer horn line. http://www.tweedfunk.com/home/

Terry Hanck Serious veteran player--Mr. Sax-in-the-Saddle and terrif vocalist too. A South Florida resident now (and aren't we lucky?) but real big in Scandinavia (4 dates in Norway in late December): http://www.terryhanck.net/
CAUTION: Rude title http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1z1F5GOQFA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXeNx7DNObA << at a Finnish fest << with a local group but not some pick-up schlubs--Tomi Leino's got a rep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1sUkF4v2J4 Ditto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szHkjzP7amY << he's got a killer new album out: http://www.amazon.com/Gotta-Bring-Ho...ck+and+friends << some call it his best yet and I'm inclined to agree
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhBflWMQhGI << I assuredly do...