Hailing from Los Angeles, Grant Lee Buffalo were formed out of the ashes of Shiva Burlesque, another L.A rock band that all
three (Grant Lee Phillips (Guitar & Vocals), Paul Kimble (Bass) and Joey Peters (Drums)), had been members of. Influenced by
country, classic rock and folk, their rootsy american style was at odds with the grunge scene they formed during. Their lyrics
focused on social issues and history, as well as narritive tales in the american folk tradition.