It all started at a
Georgetown undergrad party in 1991...
Kane was playing a weekly gig at a local club and some people at
this party talked him into providing some free entertainment on an
acoustic guitar and a small amp that were sitting around. Also at the
party was Matt
Scannell, who Kane recognized as a member of an electric band
called Fallout Shelter. After his song, Kane turned to Scannell and asked
him to take a turn. Scannell played "All Along The Watchtower"
and impressed everyone. Kane took the chance to ask Scannell to come jam
with him at his weekly gig. Scannell had forgotten how much fun it could
be to play on an acoustic and quickly agreed to give it a try. With one
hour's practice together, Vertical Horizon made their debut later that
week as an acoustic duo. Their sound was anchored in folk music and
harmonized vocals and their catalog constisted of mostly covers and a few