Meet The Band

MEET THE BAND

Matt Cullinan

February 01, 2007|By SAM SESSA

Hometown -- Cockeysville

Current members --Matt Cullinan, acoustic guitar and vocals

Founded in --2005

Style --acoustic folk rock

Influenced by --Sam Cooke, John Lee Hooker, Pat McGee, Ben Harper, the Beatles, James Brown

Notable --Cullinan started landing gigs after playing open mikes around the city. Right now, he's working on an album with a full band. Cullinan said he tries to combine a blues rock sound with the meaningful lyrics of folk rock.

Quotable --"It can definitely be challenging," Cullinan said. "When you play with a band, they really want to groove and they want to rock out. At the same time, we're trying to fit in solid lyrics, too."

Hear Matt Cullinan tomorrow at Teavolve, 1705 Eastern Ave. The music starts at 9 p.m. $10, $5 for students. For more information, call 410-327-4832 or go to teavolve.com. The artist: myspace.com/mattcullinan.

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