In 2006, Uncle Lucius unveiled their first album, a self-released effort titled Something They Ain't, and the group supported the release with steady regional touring. Armstrong left Uncle Lucius as they were making plans for a second album, and they were considering hiring a session drummer for their recording schedule, but when they auditioned Josh Greco, a San Antonio native who came to Austin to attend college but soon fell into the local music scene, they decided they'd found just the man they needed. The recording of 2009's Pick Your Head Up went off without a hitch, and in December 29, 2009, Uncle Lucius recorded a special concert at one of their favorite Austin venues that was released in 2010 as an album, Live at the Saxon Pub.
By the time Uncle Lucius recorded their third studio album, 2012's And You Are Me, the band had signed with Nashville-based eOne Music and added a fifth member, keyboard player and vocalist Jon Grossman. While the songs "Keep the Wolves Away" and "Pocket Full of Misery" gained some traction at radio, Uncle Lucius felt eOne was not a good fit for the band, and broke out the beer in a motel parking lot the day they learned they'd been released from their contract. They financed the recording of their next studio effort with an on-line crowdfunding campaign, and the new album, 2015's The Light, was released through their own Boo Clap label, with distribution through Thirty Tigers. After the album was completed, Uncle Lucius became a quartet when Hal Vorpahl parted ways with the group. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi