Arizona-bred singer/songwriter Roger Clyne first made a name for himself while fronting the Refreshments during the post-grunge heyday of the '90s. "Banditos" was the quartet's biggest hit, an invitingly cheeky pop anthem that splashed the group's Southwestern-tinged music across mainstream and college radio during the summer of 1996. True national success fell short for the band, however, and the Refreshments called it quits in 1998 after two albums on the Mercury label. Clyne retreated to his Southwestern abode in Arizona to reflect, found himself tinkering around with Americana and Latin influences, and began playing acoustic shows around his hometown of Tempe. Soon, he and several veterans of the local scene grouped together as Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers.