Chestertown

Ben Armiger, vocals, guitar, banjos; Marc Dykeman, bass; Sam Guthridge, vocals, three-finger banjo, guitar, trumpet, pots and pans; Nate Grower, fiddle; Greg Parent, drums

2004

new grass

Townes Van Zandt, New Grass Revival

For some songs, the band draws from the Eastern Shore's transition from rural to residential. "Plastic Houses" is a tune about the new homes being built in Queen Anne's County on former farms.

"People seem to really respond to that," Arminger said of "Plastic Houses." "I can't help but think that at some of the gigs, some of the people have got to live in these plastic houses. ... People seem to really like that and seem to ask for and download that the most."