Drawing on rock and roll, folk, and jazz, Genghis Angus was produced in Waterford, VA, where in fact the bandmembers shared a cabin and proved helpful part-time as cowboys between gigs and rehearsals. Led by vocalist/guitarist Allen Kitselman, the music group, which include guitarist Gary Smallwood and drummer Jim Ball, find the name Genghis Angus because, with the correct local accent, what possess a rhyming quality. Their initial release, Echo Recreation area, premiered in 1995 and garnered the work positive notices. Dirt of Improvement, a five-song mini-LP, adopted in 1997 using the music “Teaching Her” making some regional interest because of its inclusion on the Washington, D.C. compilation. With John Mellencamp guitarist Mike Wanchic helping with creation, they released 12 Times in 1998.