The Pennsylvania-born-and-raised songwriter Greg Garing gained an appreciation for traditional country music, in addition to Irish music, while we were young. However, it had been seeing a efficiency by bluegrass tale Costs Monroe that spurred an 18-year-old Garing to keep his hometown of Erie and proceed to Nashville. Wanting to learn whenever you can, Garing had the chance to view Monroe play frequently, even sitting down in with him sometimes. He come up with a music group in 1993 which was playing honky tonk nation when he was fired up towards the music of musician like Garbage, PJ Harvey, and Tricky. Although his even more traditional sound got attracted an viewers and reviews that are positive, Garing begun to incorporate newer sounds along with his previous influences. Agreed upon to an archive cope with Atlantic, Garing released his debut, By itself (including Mike Watt on bass), which also gained good press because of its gritty, evocative design, however the record eventually failed to create a industrial influence. By 2002, Garing experienced lengthy since relocated to NEW YORK where he was carrying on to play.