This band formed in 1999 in Mesa, AZ, when lead singer David Jensen and guitarist Hans Ringger started an acoustic project. Both had attended high school together and then did some traveling before hooking up again. Citing Fugazi and the DIY ethos as major influences, Before Braille slowly began composing songs, adding bass player Brandon Smith, drummer Kelly Reed and guitar virtuoso Rajiv Patel. In the years since 1999, other band members have entered and left the group including Braden McCall (guitar: '99-'01), Dustin Carson (drums: '99-01), Brandon Buckmiester (guitar: '03-'06), and Doug Fielding (bass: '05-'06).

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