Blue Merle's "Every Ship Must Sail Away" was one of the first iTunes Store free singles of the week back in January of 2005. Blue Merle drew a lot of comparisons to a Nashvillian Coldplay. Their songs are solid and fresh with something for everyone and every mood. I recommend the tracks "Seeing Through You", "Burning in the Sun", and "Bittersweet Memory." Blue Merle split up in 2006, so don't expect a follow-up album anytime soon.
Buy/Sample: Blue Merle - Burning in the Sun