DeBoer met Harrow while traveling through Australia with Matt Hollywood of the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Hollywood and DeBoer were in Melbourne for a spell and while drinking at the world famous Cherry Bar on ACDC lane, were approached by Harrow. 24 hours later the three would find themselves on a farm outside of Nagambie drinking VB and strumming classic country and rock till dawn. DeBoer and Harrow have not parted ways since.
The two singer/guitarists share a mutual love for classic country and folk and after a few years, decide to finally put together a band. They recruited one of Bob's old friends Gamma and in December of 09 began recording a demo of the Harrow/DeBoer songs written over the last few years. This demo was then handed to record producer and engineer, Gregg Williams (The Dandy Warhols, Cheryl Crow, Blitzen Trapper) in DeBoer's hometown of Portland Oregon. After hearing their demo recordings, he decided to record their album.
Harrow, DeBoer, and Gamma flew to Portland in March of 2010 to get started at Williams' studio, The Trench. They recorded one song per day and after only a few weeks it was complete.
This album, "Val's Backyard" is the culmination of countless hours spent on the back porch of the band's close friend Valerie.