Five Equine Johnson comes right away of Toledo, OH, with big riff, get straight down, rootsy, middle American rock and roll & move that takes acidity blues and Led Zeppelin and mixes in influences just like the Dark Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, and ZZ Best. The music group — composed of Eric Oblander on harps and vocals, Brad Coffin on acoustic guitar, Steve Smith on bass, and Mike Alonso on drums — met up in 1995 and started opening for functions like Battle, Southern Culture for the Skids, Atomic Bitchwax, the Queens from the Rock Age group, and R.L. Burnside. In 1998, they released Two times Down. The critically acclaimed Extra fat Dark Pussycat adopted in 1999 as well as the No. 6 Dance arrived on Small Rock Information in 2001.