A side project of Avett Brothers bassist Bob Crawford, NJ Transient released their 1st album in past due 2006 on Ramseur Recordings. The self-titled affair presented Crawford on bass, guitars, and vocals, as well as the skills of Seth Avett, Daniel Coolik, and Mike Cuzulak. For touring and efficiency purposes, the music group was expanded to add Bus. member Leon Godwin on guitars, harmonica, and vocals; Brian Godwin on drums; Ingrid Stenzel on accordion, keyboards, clarinet, and vocals; and Joe Kwon on cello. Arrangements were then designed to obtain these musicians in to the studio to place their particular noises to tape. A multifaceted music group coming in contact with on pop specifications, jazz preparations, and straight-up rock and roll, NJ Transient — and their debut — earned across-the-board praise.