Jeffrey Dean Foster is really a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, who’s both a single recording artist and a member of root base rockers the Pinetops. Foster got his focus on rock music back the ’80s with a set of bands, the proper Profile as well as the Carneys, that have been either agreed upon to fruitless major-label record offers or finished albums that proceeded to go unreleased. The ’90s noticed Foster play displays across the East Coastline as a single performer, as he started laying down monitors for recently penned compositions with previous friend/renowned manufacturer Don Dixon (R.E.M., the Smithereens) overseeing the saving process. Immediately after, Foster made a decision to type a music group, the Pinetops (including associates John Pfiffner, drummer Can Dyar, and bassist Andy Mabe), to create his new music alive. The newly produced group released their debut record, Above Surface and Vertical, in 2000, pursuing up the discharge using a smattering of go for tour schedules (including an appearance on the South by Southwest Celebration in Austin, TX). In past due 1999, Foster made an appearance alongside William Shatner within an random music group for Priceline.com Television commercials, along with a calendar year later on issued his initial single discharge, the live EP The Leaves Convert Upside Down.