You ever hear a new artist and get mad? But not because said artist's music is bad, though, which is often reason enough to raise your ire, but because the artist is so good that you're angry at the fact that you didn't get wind of them sooner. I don't know if that's happened to anyone else, but it definitely happened to me the first time that I played Levi Stephens' music. The DC-born, bred and based singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist is one of the DMV's best kept secrets, but that's all about to change once more people hear his brand of soul with rock, pop, folk and gospel flourishes. His music may cross genres, but Levi's voice is pure soul. He has a wonderful tone and a sound all his own that you can hear on his debut album, This Way, which was released earlier this year. Although he's an independent artist, you'd never know if from listening to This Way with its stellar production and songwriting, skills Stephens honed while being a member of the Kollective Music team and working with 702 and Raheem DeVaughn. Not a bad resume, but I'm glad that he's no longer behind the scenes and decided to share his gift with the world. On Sunday, September 26th, Levi will share his gift with his hometown when he performs alongside another Bounce-Worthy artist, Lulu Fall, at The Fridge in DC. Get all of the details after the bounce and watch his EPK, but not before you get into this satisfying sample of Levi's tunes below.