After a decade of playing guitar in Chicago blues bands and the California rock scene traversing diverse musical landscapes as Chris Winters, "Chili" came forth and burst onto the scene, and Terrible Lizard was born. The music, based on the musings and secret rock 'n roll longings of an incurable rocker split the seams of the poor wretch and spewed forth such a smattering of rock' n roll juice and vibe that a remedy was sought. Chili contacted a familiar cohort, "the Kid" (Stephen Howard). The Kid has played with many Chicago rock and blues legends over the years playing not only bass but guitar and drums as well. He and Chili had quite a few occasions to play and record together. The Kid, like Chili, also shared a penchant for the rocking ethos and for an excess of abandonment to the moment. When asked by Chili if he would collaborate with him on his latest heartfelt tangent, the Kid answered with a yes that resounded and echoed throughout that very room. A third conspirator was then sought. Ryan was immediately suggested as he and the Kid had been in the same band for quite some time and had established there a strong musical kinship. Chili had also played with Ryan on separate occasions and had developed an appreciation for his drumming and musical sensibilities. Ryan accepted the invitation and rehearsals and recording followed. Five songs were recorded and over the ensuing months more funds were collected, and nearly a year later three more songs were prepared for the studio. At this time, however, Ryan was unavailable and an uncertainty existed as to when he would be. Larry Beers was called in to finish out the recording. Larry is a drumming legend in and out of Chicago and had recorded with Chili and the Kid before. Larry did fine work as you will hear. Ryan is back now and will be doing live shows and recording with us in the future.