With more than a half-million independent bands vying for public attention in the United States, it is rare that one comes along and truly breaks the paradigm of what is popularly accepted within mainstream music without alienating the ear of the common fan. While most bands claim to sound 'like U2' or 'be reminiscent of Tom Petty,' -- Bixby's sound is completely their own. With musical influences ranging from old country-blues all the way to traditional Hawaiian music, the band has created a wholly unique sonic offering. Bixby is one of the first bands to utilize an ukulele within the context of mainstream acoustic rock-and-roll. The band also includes a comprehensive backbone (guitar, bass, drums, and piano/organ), a rich 3-part harmony, and one of the most versatile lead singers in years. In August of 2004, Bixby entered the studio with renowned Sound Engineer Brian D. Hardin (who has worked with established artists such as Ziggy Marley, India Arie and Jewel) to record their debut, self-titled album. The album includes 15 tracks that run the gamut from soft, mellow harmonies all the way to foot-tapping hits. The band is an accumulation of four native Californians: Davitt Felder, the band's front man and principal songwriter, was born and raised in San Francisco and Berkeley, CA; Adam Alika Fell, of Santa Barbara, is the band's ukulele player and the Executive Producer of the debut CD; Andrew Eads, the bassist, grew up in Orange County; and David Schulz, the drummer, spent his childhood in Encinitas, CA. The band formed while Eads and Fell were attending UC Berkeley and met native bay area musician, Davitt Felder.