Josh Clayton-Felt embarked about a solo profession after the separation of his previous band, College of Fish, understanding how to play keyboards, bass, and drums furthermore to acoustic guitar. He documented over 25 tracks in the next years, playing all of the tools, and his single debut, Inarticulate Character Boy, premiered by A&M in 1996. He toured schools with Tori Amos to get the recording and achieved a location among university radio. While a lo-fi record in all respects, the record shown Clayton-Felt’s like for ’70s AM radio fare and traditional pop tracks. Crafting another record, Middle of Six, adopted soon thereafter. A&M fallen him ahead of issuing the recording, nevertheless Clayton-Felt was identified release a the recording. He and classes drummer Steve Scully worked well together through the past due 90s, but Clayton-Felt dropped sick with testicular tumor in Dec 1999. After significantly less than per month in a healthcare facility, the singer passed away January 19, 2000 at age 32. 2 yrs later, Dreamworks gathered materials from those unforgotten Middle of Six periods and issued Heart Touches Ground.