Baltimore

James Sarsgaard, vocals, guitar and banjo; Andy Stack, upright bass and vocals; Jenn Wasner, banjo, harmonium, guitar and vocals

2006

pre-radio modern country

The Carter Family, Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young

For its first full-length album, titled Heyday, the group set up a few mikes in a friend's house and played live. They finished most of the CD in just one day. It should be released in December on Creative Capitalism.

"I really enjoyed the bare-bones live recording session," Sarsgaard said. "But on the next one, I want to hear a slicker, more polished sound."