Several Center Separate members took with their instruments early. Joey Muller started sounding out nursery rhymes on his piano at age group three and it later on became his main instrumental focus within the group. Todd Miller also used piano at age group three, then turned to bass in junior high. Ben Leinbach began like a pianist aswell, then flipped his skills to drums in senior high school. Justin Wells discovered his desire for singing, composing, and playing your guitar in junior senior high school and brought those abilities forward in to the music group. Center Separate was created in 1991 when group users Justin Wells, Joey Muller, and Todd Miller fulfilled as freshmen at Dartmouth University, in New Hampshire. Dorm jam classes created a fusion of folk, pop, and jazz — an audio they liked a lot they produced a music group from it. Their initial gig jointly was that fall in a coed fraternity. They survey: “We had been playing to computer-sequenced drums. At one stage, we increased so fast we’d to “strike the space club” and get rid of the sequence completely!” They’ve arrive quite a distance since that time, both musically and geographically, since after graduation in 1995 they relocated in the united states to Justin Wells’ hometown of SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA. There they started playing the pubs and coffeehouses from the Bay Region and have accumulated an active regional pursuing. Drummer Ben Leinbach became a member of them in 1997 and their debut record, Lovelock to Winnemucca, premiered the following season in 1998. Middle Divide frequently performs live on the Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA.