The bass is relatively new, he said. He's been playing it for about 12 years.

"When Two Legs broke up, I decided to do something completely different," he said. "The nice thing about the bass is that it is not typically a solo instrument. It is more about keeping the foundation of a tune nice and strong."

It's difficult to categorize the Stone Hill All-Stars' music. There are echoes of a variety of musical traditions: jazz, country, Cajun, reggae, rock and rhythm and blues.

"It has all different kinds of influences," Naiman said.


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Since the music is tinged by so many American folk styles, they call it "roots music."

A native of Newton, Mass., Naiman and his wife, Judy LaKind, chose Catonsville for their home since it was convenient to both of their workplaces.

"I fell in love with the area," he said about their older, established neighborhood off Edmondson Avenue where they've lived for more than 20 years.

The couple have two children. Jessie is in law school at the University of Michigan and Josh is a student at the University of Pennsylvania.

This is the band's second CD. The first, released in January, 2011, is available on iTunes and CDbaby.com.

The new CD is expected to be available on both sites in the near future, Shock said.

For information about the CD release party, go to http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2012/stone-hill-all-stars-cd-release-party.