Captain Quint

Sun Staff

Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Jim Bowley, guitar and vocals; Kevin Johnston, keyboards; Kaare Wieneke, harmonica; Kenny Polcak, bass; John Patti, steel drums; Mike Kufel, drums

Founded in: 2000

Style: Tropical and nautical rock

Influenced by: Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Paul Simon, Gordon Lightfoot

Notable: Captain Quint's opened for Jimmy Buffett six times, most recently at the Nissan Pavilion in June. Jim Bowley said the band tries to stretch the limits of tropical rock. Clichés such as hammocks and palm trees are most definitely out.

Quotable: "We like to think of our music as 100 percent Caribbean cheese-free," Bowley said.

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-- Sam Sessa

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