Caleb Stine and the Brakemen

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Hometown -- Baltimore

Current members --Burke Sampson, electric guitar; Nick Sjostrom, electric bass; E.J. Shaul-Thompson, drums; Caleb Stine, acoustic guitar and vocals; Andy Stack, upright bass; Jenn Wasner, vocals.

Founded in --2005

Style --indie folk rock

Influenced by --Hank Williams Sr., Townes Van Zandt, the Carter family, Graham Parsons

Notable --The group recently recorded a pair of songs for a short EP called Come Back Home. One is "Flame in My Heart," a George Jones cover, and the other is an original. Both tracks are duets, with Stine and Wasner sharing lead vocals.

Quotable --"Every song I write is rooted in experience," Stine said. "You know pretty quick if someone's lying to you. It's got to be something you've felt before. The emotions have got to be felt deeply."

Hear Caleb Stine and the Brakemen on Saturday at St. John's Church, 2640 St. Paul St. Doors open at 6 p.m. $7 suggested donation. For more information, go to

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