Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: David Morreale, vocals, guitar. He will be joined by a backup singer and a pedal steel guitar player.

Founded in: 1980

Style: Country folk

Influenced by: John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Allison Krause.

Notable: Morreale was recently selected as one of 32 finalists for the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting award from more than 700 applicants.

Quotable: Morreale describing his music: "It is tequila- and honey-tinged American fables. I'm a big lover of story songs. They draw to a nice conclusion ... or sometimes a not-so-nice conclusion."

For more information about David Morreale, visit www.mudsongs.com.

-- Annie Linskey