The Shorewoods started sometime in 1998 when songwriters Joe Lawless and Sean Bentley began taking "guitar breaks" on the grounds of their employer's campus. Over the next two years, several songs grew into the shape of something that needed to be recorded.
Jay Weaver and Mike Bristow were recruited to provide some rhythm and bass to the tunes and rehearsals began during the winter of 2000 in Lawless' Shorewood neighborhood.
The following spring, recording began at Seattle's Egg Studios for what would become The Shorewoods' debut cd, "Long Weekend."
Several gigs as the full quartet and the already established duo (inbetween recording dates) kept the band active until the cd's release in early 2003. Afterwards, it became difficult to keep the band together and though they never "officially" broke up, it seems that they are now finished.