The fall of 1997 wasn't the first time Terry Kishiyama strapped a guitar on
his back and started to entertain. But it was the first time he encountered
the big drum beats of Thom McKee in their hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. The
pair bonded immediately and formed Meandering Blue, a band featuring two
acoustic guitars and drums. But before long, Kishiyama and McKee left the
band and headed to Colorado to find a harder and more adventurous sound.
McKee found it when he met bassist James Lloyd Smith at a party in Boulder.
In their new band...