A Cat Called Cricket

MEET THE BAND

Meet The Band

March 29, 2007|By SAM SESSA

Hometown -- Baltimore

Current members --Patricia Blanchard, cello, vocals; K.B. Blankson, bass, percussion and vocals; Alex Champagne, guitars, vocals and harmonica; Gena Smith, guitars, banjo and mandolin

Founded in --2005

Style --indie pop folk

Influenced by --Led Zeppelin, Johann Sebastian Bach, Neutral Milk Hotel, Iron and Wine

Notable --Here Comes Another Melody, the group's first full-length CD, is full of organic, acoustic sounds. Champagne was the principal songwriter and wrote some of the cello lines on his guitar. The album was released last month.

Quotable --"I like things to sound very natural," Champagne said. "A lot of the themes of our songs have to do with nature. ... I guess it's just how I grew up - my family, we're always big campers. I like being outdoors."

Hear A Cat Called Cricket on Saturday at the Lo-Fi Social Club, 3403 S. Hanover St. 9 p.m. Tickets are $5. For more information, go to myspace.com/lofisocialclub. The artist: acatcalledcricket.com.

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