Vertical Horizon

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": rock alternative alternative rock pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s


This endearingly popular live ‘modern rock’ outfit was formed in 1991 by Georgetown University undergraduates Keith Kane and Matthew Scannell. The two singer-songwriters began performing together as an acoustic duo, relocating to Cape Cod, Massachusetts where they saved enough money from their menial day jobs and live gigs to finance their own album. There And Back Again, a low-key acoustic collection, remarkably went on to sell over 20, 000 copies. Over the next couple of years the duo built up a strong live reputation and toured throughout the US supporting mainstream acts. Their second self-released album, 1995’s Running On Ice, was a more costly affair which featured a full band including Dave Matthews Band’s drummer Carter Beauford and bass player Ryan Fisher, and production by Doug Derryberry and John Alagía.

After recruiting Ed Toth as their full-time drummer the band released Live Stages, a live recording of...

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