Kristian Bush and Andrew Hyra initial began functioning together in 1990, when Hyra and his sister Annie documented the down-home folk album Big Back again Porch Tracks as the Hyras. Bush added guitar and back-up vocals to many songs, as well as the Hyras came back the favour that same season, guesting on Bush’s self-titled single record. Though Big Back again Porch Songs hasn’t been released, Kristian Bush was presented with a cassette-only discharge around Knoxville, TN, the duo’s house. St. Christopher’s Crossing made an appearance the following season (acknowledged to Andrew Hyra & Kristian Bush), and after christening themselves billy pilgrim, Hyra and Bush agreed upon with Atlantic. Their 1994 eponymous debut record maintained the folk underpinnings of prior produces, though billy pilgrim stepped issues up for the next year’s Bloom, documented in Memphis with music artists including Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen’s E Road Band), Mike Campbell (Tom Petty), Sonny Landreth, Greg Morrow, Richard Bennett,and Fishing rod Smarr (Dr. Hook).