Rob Roush: Vocals and Guitars
Keith Uram: Bass Guitars
Josh Walters: Drums and Percussion.
This lineup of Crushing Ground has been around since 2007. Re-formed and refined from an earlier version, We (Rob, Keith and Josh) have been slugging it out in the local scene for the last few years. All the while, we've been self-producing our new record "Rite of Passage". Though it has been one Hell of a long haul getting here, the time was well spent and has seriously contributed to our strengths. Our music has come a long way since the very first version of this band existed. Playing anything from the blues to pop to progressively influenced songs, this lineup can take us any direction we want to go!
This record is definitely a passage of sorts. What started out as a slow, methodical recording process turned into hard lessons in tracking, mixing and mastering. Instead of cutting our losses and putting it out earlier, it became an obsession to finish the entire vision. We are full record guys. There are certain songs on certain records that only make sense in the exact spot they are placed. There is a specific feeling or mood that a group of songs create. Once you have figured out what that is, it's impossible to settle on less. These songs belong together.