Hometown: Ellicott City
Current members: Eric Robertson, drums; Andrew Davidsen, lead electric guitar; Jacob Yoffee, saxophone; David Meer, electric, acoustic and bass guitars; Mitchell Shaivitz, percussion; Richard Walton, bass and acoustic guitars.
Founded in: 1990
Style: Blend of jazz, rock and Latin instrumental music.
Influenced by: Pat Metheny, Steely Dan, Sonny Rollins, Antonio Carlos Jobim, the Beatles
Notable: All band members help compose music. They are an instrumental band, but they do some chants.
Quotable: Richard Walton on the band's material: "Everything we do is original. I think there is only a handful of bands around doing all original music. We could do four sets -- that is four 40-minute sets -- of all original music. We all write together as a unit."
For more information about the Richard Walton Group, visit www.notlaw.com.
-- Annie Linskey