Founded by way of a trio of high-school buddies — Ben Brown (guitar), Neil Mason (drums), and Ben Morton (vocals, classical guitar) — Llama (after that referred to as “Dahlia Llama”) was legendarily found out in a pizzeria within their hometown of Nashville by producers/musicians Kenny Greenberg and Matt Rollings. The set quickly acknowledged the trio’s natural talent. The music group was quickly and eagerly authorized by MCA Information. Recorded over 2 yrs while the users from the music group finished senior high school, MCA released Near to the Silence in early 2001 and quickly pushed the music group out onto the street. The record presented the group’s Dave Matthews-like mixture of classical guitar and propulsive rhythms, highlighted by Morton’s effective young tone of voice. Throughout, these were aided by Greenberg and Rollings, in addition to famous banjoist Béla Fleck. The younger music group spent the majority of 2001 on the highway, where they started to map another in an archive industry that, generally, eats its youthful. The next 12 months, Llama released THE ENTIRE WORLD From Right here EP.