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.
For more information about Captain Quint, visit www.captainquint.com.
-- Sam SessaCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun