Hometown // Baltimore
Current members // James Sarsgaard, vocals, guitar and banjo; Andy Stack, upright bass and vocals; Jenn Wasner, banjo, harmonium, guitar and vocals
Founded in // 2006
Style // pre-radio modern country
Influenced by // The Carter Family, Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young
Notable // 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.
Quotable // "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."
Hear Noble Lake on Tuesday at Current Gallery, 30 S. Calvert St. Doors open at 9 p.m. Go to currentspace.com. The band: myspace.com/noblelake.[SAM SESSA