Best Vocalist (Male) St. Louis 2010 - Samuel Glover
He may be a skinny white dude, but Natural Selection frontman Samuel Glover is a soul man at heart. On Natural Selection's latest, White Picket Fence, Glover uses his sweetly weathered pipes to be emotive, expressive and direct on these songs of new romances and fractured relationships. The Natural Selection may have started as a soul cover band, but it didn't take long for the three-piece to break out of the Motown mold and inject some rock & roll dissonance into the R&B patterns and funk syncopations. Thankfully, Glover has the sway and swagger to hold this mishmash together, and the band can step in and out of genres with ease thanks to Glover's confident vocal performances.