Meet The Band


April 16, 2009|By Sam Sessa

Hometown: Bethesda

Members: Laura Baron, guitar and vocals; Pat Quinn, bass, guitar, piano and vocals

Founded: 1987

Style: rock 'n' roll

Influenced by: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alex Cuba, Shawn Colvin, Rosa Passos

Notable: Baron recorded and released five children's albums before switching gears and making two albums of adult-oriented music. Her most recent effort, the jazz- and bossa nova-tinged Scenes from The Avenue, came out last year. For her next album, Baron said she wants to scale back the production and pare her sound down to a more straightforward, singer/songwriter setting.

Quotable : "You're still always looking for the great song - something that's going to really connect with people," Baron said. "The kind of songs I'm trying to work with now are very accessible and yet have a lot of depth to them. I have some like that. People immediately get it right away and they feel it. I'm trying to focus on coming from an emotional place that's really accessible. I'm going back to my roots."

Laura Baron performs Saturday at 49 West Coffeehouse, 49 West St. in Annapolis. The music starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 410-528-8377 or go to The band:

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