Meet The Band

MEET THE BAND

Ellen Cherry

In the mix

October 27, 2005|By SAM SESSA

Hometown -- Baltimore

Current members --Kristin Putchinski, vocals, keyboards and guitar

Founded in --1995

Style --introspective pop

Influenced by --Simon and Garfunkel, Bruce Hornsby, Modest Mouse, Tears for Fears, Prince

Notable --About a year ago, Putchinski decided to write, record and produce music full-time from a small recording studio in her house. She works with other singer/songwriters and on her own project, which she oddly named ellen cherry.

Quotable --"It was easier than trying to get people to spell my last name," Putchinski said. "That's why it's in lowercase - it's not supposed to be anybody specifically."

Hear ellen cherry tonight at the Austin Grill, 919 Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. Free. Call 240-247-8969 or visit austingrill.com. For more information about the band, visit ellencherry.com.

sam.sessa@baltsun.com

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