The band's fearless leader Cliff Stepp, has a long and checkered musical history.
He managed and wrote songs for a blues duet that was signed and produced by B.B. King. Next he managed and wrote for Pure Prairie League who went on to do at least 10 albums for RCA and give Vince Gill his first national exposure as a guitarist/singer in the band.During this period Cliff performed under the name "T.P. Waterhouse" and his act was pure comedy; featuring original songs like, "The Bellybutton Song," "My Dog Likes Children (Especially for Breakfast), "Let Me Be Your Midas Man," "Volcano Vagina," and other local favorites.