Meet the Band: Teporah

Hometown // Baltimore

Current members // Deborah Bilezikian, vocals, piano and trumpet

Founded in // 2005

Style // rhythm and blues and folk rock

Influenced by // Laura Nyro, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell

Notable // Bilezikian worked on her new album Bar Songs for about a year and ended up recording most of it live in studio. She pushed herself to try new beats and styles of music, she said. Bar Songs should be released in March or April.

Quotable // "It was a personal challenge to write about a variety of topics and push myself to put a lot more rhythms in my music -- more upbeat rhythms," she said. "It's less polished, but I like the less-polished productions."

See Teporah on Saturday at the Evergreen, 501 W. Cold Spring Lane. Free. The music starts at 6 p.m. Call 410-235-8118. The band: myspace.com/teporahmusic or teporah.com.[SAM SESSA

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