The Roy Owens Jr. surfaced through the Atlanta region in 2001 using a audio merging Americana and Southern rock and roll traditionalism using a pop vibe channeled from indie rock and roll. Led with the secret Roy Owens, the combo was curved out by Shannon Mulvaney, R.L. Martin, and Brad Lewis, who had been all picture veterans. Mulvaney got performed bass in Magnapop and Martin got backed Eric Bachmann in Crooked Fingertips, while Lewis got drummed using the Sight-Seers. The Roy Owens released its debut, THAT IS an Illusion, in summertime 2003 through International Strikes, an Atlanta-based indie operate partly by Mulvaney and working as an Elephant 6-design collective of complimenting rock and roll groups.