Justin Pickford and Dean Usher of Cianan have been recording together since they began performing at age 13. Though their interests diverged for a while, with Usher going into production music songwriting, and Pickford playing in a funk metal group for several years as bass player and vocalist, they continued to stay in touch. Then Justin Pickford switched to playing guitar with his younger brother Matt, on bass. With Matt's high school friend Sergio Patuto on drums, they began playing rock covers as a hobby. Then after a jam they went for beer at a pub, and the Irish band playing there impressed them so much that they switched to playing folk music.

Read More