Hometown // Chestertown
Current members // 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
Founded in // 2004
Style // new grass
Influenced by // Townes Van Zandt, New Grass Revival
Notable // 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.
Quotable // "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."
Hear Chester River Runoff on Tuesday at the Harbor Bulkhead in Rock Hall. The show starts at 5 p.m. Free. For more information, call 410-639-7611. The band: chesterriverrunoff.com.[SAM SESSA