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Hometown: Annapolis

Current members: Bob Sima, acoustic guitar and lead vocals; Gary Shenk, drums and percussion; Chris Ritsch, bass guitar, guitar, piano and backing vocals

Founded in: 2003

Style: acoustic alternative rock

Influenced by: Jack Johnson, Violent Femmes, Train, Dave Matthews

Notable: The band's song "Wherever You Go" had more than 25,000 downloads on, eventually topping the Web site's power pop chart.

Quotable: "It was pretty surprising," Sima said of the song's online success. "It's a good song and everything, but it's amazing the power of the Web."

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-- Sam Sessa

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