The Cheaters

Sun Reporter

Hometown: Annapolis

Current members: Jason Morton, vocals and guitar; Kevin Shook, drums; Brett Wilmer, guitar and vocals; Dave Wolf, bass and vocals

Founded in: 2004

Style: rock 'n' roll

Influenced by: Led Zeppelin, the Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Rolling Stones, the Band, the Faces

Notable: The band took about three months to record its first full-length album. The self-titled effort, which came out this past summer, features songs written by all four band members.

Quotable: "That's one of the cool things -- everyone does do a lot of the writing," Shook said. "There is no, like, one person that does everything. Everyone helps out with the music. It's kind of cool -- everyone has their own thing."

The artist:

[Sam Sessa]

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