Glory Fountain began seeing that the duo of John Chumbris and Lynn Blakey, who called themselves Sundowners. Both natives of Washington, D.C., acquired begun an informal songwriting relationship after getting acquainted at an area studio while saving. When both Chumbris and Blakey resolved in NEW YORK, the pair begun to build songs together also to play from area levels. Chumbris would play electric guitar and lead harmonies, while Blakey composed lyrics and sang. Glory Fountain advanced right into a four-person clothing with the enhancements of drummer John Williams and bass participant David Collins. The group provides performed with a summary of artists which includes Tanya Donelly, Mary Lou Lord, Juliana Hatfield, the Backsliders, and Whiskeytown. Before settling down in Glory Fountain, Chumbris performed bass in both Wanktones as well as the Slickee Guys. Blakey previously teamed with Lynda Stipe and Linda Hopper in the Georgia music group Oh-OK. Williams spent some time working using the Lubricators and Econoline, while Collins caused Eighthundred.