Embracing a sound that combined the high lonesome mood of traditional country with the edgy emotional energy of contemporary alt-country, the Everybodyfields were an acoustic-based act from Johnson City, TN, anchored by singers and multi-instrumentalists Jill Andrews and Sam Quinn. Describing their music as "harmony-driven songs about leaving, losing and home," the Everybodyfields' story began in 1999, when Andrews and Quinn met while both were working at a summer camp in Walland, TN. Discovering they shared a similar passion for the sorrowful sounds of classic country, Andrews and Quinn (who were both 19 at the time) began writing songs together, and while they parted company for a while after returning to Johnson City, Quinn saw Andrews performing with Dobro player David Richey and asked to join the act. Andrews and Richey agreed, and they formed the first edition of the Everybodyfields. The group's lineup would remain fluid over the next several years, with Andrews and Quinn sometimes performing as a duo, sometimes as a trio with Richey, and sometimes with as many as five musicians on-stage.