Garland Buckeye was formed loosely during the summer of '97 in Lexington, KY by Adam Trumbo and Shawn Pantaliono and was solidified as a live act following the successful release of a full-length album when Brad Gordon and Geoffrey Trumbo (Urban Shocker) joined. With five to 15 years of rock band experience amongst its members already, the group was a seasoned bunch straight from inception.
As Geoffrey Trumbo subsequently left the state in '99, Garland Buckeye carried on as a three-piece, recording two more records and an EP.
The songwriting generally has been split equally between Adam Trumbo and Brad Gordon, with each singing lead on his own tracks. As a three-piece, the two alternated between guitar and bass (depending on whose song was being performed) with Pantaliono on drums.
With Jeff Tracy joining the band on bass in 2008, the band recorded The Be Traditional EP (2008) and Winning Cause (2009) for internet release. In 2010, the band began a fourth full-length album titled A Love Cycle.