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Meet the Band: Billy Redfield

Hometown // Baltimore

Current members // Damon Marrow, drums; Pat Jenkins, bass; Billy Redfield, guitar and vocals

Founded in // 2005

Style // acoustic pop rock

Influenced by // Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson

Notable // Since releasing his debut full-length album Two Steps Closer in 2006, Redfield has won a number of awards for his music and independently sold almost 15,000 copies of his music, including hard-copy and digital sales, he said. He recently brought on two other musicians to play with him live and in the studio, which he said has changed his sound.

Quotable // "I think it's different when you start playing with a drummer and a bass player for a couple months," Redfield said. "You start getting influenced by that whole style. The first record was more singer/songwriter personal. I think the second record's going to be a little bit more band-oriented."

See Billy Redfield on Saturday at the 8x10, 8-10 E. Cross St. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. $12. Call 410-625-2000 or go to the8x10.com. The band: billyredfield.com.[SAM SESSA

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