In the summer of 2008 siblings drummer Michael Sams and violinist Rachel Schott, after a pint or two (or five), clinked glasses and vowed to collaborate on an Irish-influenced American rock band. After the beer goggles came off they realized that drums and fiddle alone weren't going to make a band so they rolled up their sleeves and started searching for someone who could play guitar. And sing. And write songs.
Soon their mutual friend Craig ('slist) introduced them to Ryan Gorsuch, a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Ryan introduced Michael and Rachel to multi-instrumentalist Joe Kendall - his friend and roommate since high school. A package deal! A quick search at the library revealed that the nickname of Cincinnati's all-irish regiment in the Civil War had been "The Bloody Tinth".
Bassist Nick Lorenz joined the Tinth later that year - another stroke of unbelievable luck - and the line up was complete. Bookings at pubs and festivals in all the major cities of Ohio soon followed, and an invitation to perform at the Ancient Order of Hibernians National Conference in 2009 launched the band into the larger world of vibrantly performed, passionately written Celtic-influenced American music.
Ryan Gorsuch burst bodily from the chest of actor John Hurt in 1979. He is skilled at evading motion trackers, electric pods, flamethrowers, grappling guns and various models of self-destructing spacecraft but, because his blood is actually a highly corrosive acid (some would even call him an Alien), Ryan is prone to breaking guitar strings.
Rachel Schott Cosby was raised in the St. Helen of the Blessed Shroud Orphanage in Calumet City, Illinois where she was introduced to music by a lovable custodian. For many years Rachel was the proud owner of the only minivan on the planet that had a cop motor, cop tires, cop suspension, and cop shocks. She frequently visits her Blues Brothers in the Old Joliet Prison.
Joe Kendall is the only son of First Lieutenant John J. Dunbar and his Sioux wife Stands With a Fist. He enjoyed a happy childhood in Colorado playing in the shadow of the abandoned Fort Sedgwick and still remembers the ways of his medicine man grandfather, Kicking Bird. In his sparetime, Joe enjoys Dancing with Wolves.