For all intents and purposes, Baton Rouge band The Millburns emerged, like Athena from Zeus’s forehead, fully formed at the moment of its creation.
“The first time all five of us were all together was on stage,” said The Millburns’ Ben Nelson.
Nelson, who repatriated to Baton Rouge from New Orleans in 2012, returned to his hometown eager to expand the song list he was building in his mind. “I had a batch of songs,” he said. “And I called our guitar player, Jason Bossier, and we got together and just started playing on them; [we] got in a drummer, Michael Lane, and the three of us were playing them for a while, not knowing what was going to happen.”