Holy Trinity River--formed in Dallas by three high school friends, Nick Melde, Brendyn Sweet, and Luke Strickland, in March of 2004--combine elements of punk, country, and old fashioned Rock N Roll to create an original sound that really matters to people. HTR initially began as informal, whiskey fueled jam sessions disguised as practice at a sign printing warehouse near the Trinity River. However, once some refinement crept into the music, HTR decided to put the lives they had gone to college for on hold and pursue music. The first step was to find a drummer whose style and philosophy fit with the band. The band kicked around Dallas, playing three-man shows while auditioning drummers, but with no luck. In August, frustrated with the Dallas scene, HTR moved to New York. After playing with multitudes of drummers throughout the dive bars of New York City, HTR finally found the drummer they were looking for. In February of 2005 Aaron Johns joined HTR and the band took off. Within a year, HTR recorded their 8-song demo entitled Cause/Solution at Loiter Studios in Brooklyn, New York, with Ellis Traver (sound engineer Fischer/Spooner) filling in the role of engineer. The completion and release of Cause/Solution led HTR to land a distribution deal with legendary New York distributor ROIR Records, and to play venues throughout the city, including shows at the Knitting Factory, Lit Lounge and a once-a-month headlining slot at Kennys Castaways. Since the release of Cause/Solution, HTR has continued to gig throughout New York City and the Northeast, while also working on new material. With more new songs then they know what to do with, HTR plan on entering the studio with legendary Television guitarist Richard Lloyd as producer by the end of the year. Holy Trinity River is committed to continually strengthening their fan base through their unwavering love for playing live shows, and continuing to write and record and release new material as often as possible.