Current members: Matt Cullinan, acoustic guitar and vocals
Founded in: 2005
Style: acoustic folk rock
Influenced by: Sam Cooke, John Lee Hooker, Pat McGee, Ben Harper, the Beatles, James Brown
Notable: Cullinan started landing gigs after playing open mikes around the city. Right now, he's working on an album with a full band. Cullinan said he tries to combine a blues rock sound with the meaningful lyrics of folk rock.
Quotable: "It can definitely be challenging," Cullinan said. "When you play with a band, they really want to groove and they want to rock out. At the same time, we're trying to fit in solid lyrics, too."
The artist: myspace.com/mattcullinan
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