The Caves evolved from solo shows Ashby started performing in late 2004.
"My plan had always been to fill out the lineup with David on bass and Jake (Cardwell) on drums, and as our other bands began to sort of disintegrate, what began as a side project eventually became the main focus for the three of us."
All three are alumni of other bands: Ashby with the String and Return; Cardwell with the Belles, and Gaume with Dirtnap. In 2009, Elizabeth Bohannon joined the band and the lineup that would record "Five Songs."
- Timothy Finn, The Kansas City Star