When Live went on hiatus in July 2009, guitarist Chad Taylor, bassist Patrick Dahlheimer, and drummer Chad Gracey decided to resurrect some of Taylor’s old songs and continue playing together. What began as a series of informal jam sessions quickly turned into a full-fledged band after the addition of Candlebox vocalist Kevin Martin. Martin brought along guitarist Sean Hennesy, who’d joined Candlebox's ranks as a sideman in 2006, and the five musicians turned their full attention to the Gracious Few after Live broke up for good in November. Several months later, the post-grunge supergroup began recording an album with Jerry Harrison, formerly of Talking Heads. The self-titled debut was released in fall 2010, followed by a national tour. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi