Formed in Austin, TX, by Jim Brighton and Butch Zito, Stackabones was a fixture on the Austin music scene in the mid-'80s. The band found its way into Deadhead circles when its first single was played between sets at a Grateful Dead show. Shortly thereafter, the band went into the studio with pedal steel hero and former New Rider Bobby Black to record their first album for Relix Records. Fast forward two decades later and Stackabones is still going strong. The band's strength remains its songwriting, penned by Brighton, Zito and multi-instrumentalist Scott Cooper.