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Hometown -- Annapolis

Current members --Laura Brino, acoustic guitar, piano and vocals

Founded in --2001

Style --folk

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 The artist:

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