Hometown -- Annapolis
Current members --Laura Brino, acoustic guitar, piano and vocals
Founded in --2001
Influenced by --Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple
Notable --Brino traveled to Los Angeles in August and recorded a six-song demo. She independently released a full-length album, A Strange and Beautiful Trip, this year. The Los Angeles trip was her first time in a professional studio with a producer.
Quotable --"I was challenged," Brino said. "I'm pretty used to laying down a track and it including little mistakes. I'm not a total perfectionist, and I kind of like the little imperfections in things. I learned with this producer that no matter how easy something sounds on a record, how live it sounds, there's a lot put into it to make it perfect."
Hear Laura Brino tomorrow at 49 West, 49 West St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $6. The music starts at 9 p.m. 410-626-9796 or 49westcoffeehouse.com. The artist: myspace.com/laurabrino.