Terry Jones Rogers and Scott Nienhaus began their long association in 1993 after both relocated to Nashville,TN at the urging of their mutual friend Michael ‘Supe’ Granda of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Nienhaus and Granda had become friends in their home state of Missouri, when Scott’s group ‘Acousticity’ toured with ‘The Daredevils’ as their opening act, soon leading to ‘Acousticity’ working with Nicolette Larson as her band.
Rogers and Granda became friends when they worked together in the classic group ‘The Byrds’ with original drummer Michael Clarke. Terry was invited to join the newly reformed group by Clarke in 1988 after becoming friends in Hilton Head,SC, and was fronting the band when Supe came on board. Soon after Granda’s inspired introduction, Rogers invited Nienhaus to join his newly formed group ‘The Byrds Celebration’, after Michael Clarke’s untimely death in December of 1993.