Jason Lytle first wandered into the public consciousness as the principal singer and songwriter for the band Grandaddy. Formed in Modesto, CA in 1992, and eventually consisting of Lytle along with Aaron Burtch, Tim Dryden, Jim Fairchild and Kevin Garcia, the band initially broke through with 1997's Under the Western Freeway and the NME-praised single "Summer Here Kids." The band's sound," atmospheric electronics meet warped Americana," crystallized on 2000's The Sophtware Slump, which was met with breathless hype and earned the band "Next Big Thing" status. Tireless rounds of international touring and mountains of fawning press led to 2003's Sumday, increasing album sales, more touring, more press, TV show appearances, and a slot on the main stage at the Glastonbury festival. The band produced another EP and an album entitled Just Like the Fambly Cat, before disbanding in 2006. Following two solo albums under his own name, Grandaddy reformed for brief live reunion in 2012 before fully returning in 2017 with Last Place, their first album in over a decade, which was embraced by fans and acclaimed by critics. A sold-out tour followed. 2020 saw the band celebrating the 20th anniversary of their landmark album The Sophtware Slump with an extensive vinyl box set and a re-imagined version recorded entirely on a wooden piano appropriately titled The Sophtware Slump.....on a wooden piano.