Country singer/guitarist J.B. Beverley was born in Virginia in 1977 and grew up in the Washington, D.C., area, where he learned to play drums and guitar, becoming a fan of punk rock. He formed a punk band, Bad Habits, in 1993, and the group played around D.C. until it broke up in 1996. Beverley turned more to country music and also, in 1998, began traveling to New York to front the Murder Junkies, replacing the late G.G. Allin. He stayed with the Murder Junkies for over a year, his stint with them ending due to legal difficulties back in Washington. In December 1998 he formed his own backup group to play country, the Wayward Drifters. Then, he formed another punk band, the Little White Pills, in 2002. They released a CD, Live at the Velvet Lounge, in 2003. Beverley rejoined the Murder Junkies in 2004 and went on two tours with them, resulting in the DVD European Invasion 2005, released November 21, 2006. Meanwhile, J.B. Beverley & the Wayward Drifters recorded the album Dark Bar and a Jukebox, released by Helltrain Records on May 2, 2006. The country group's second album, Watch America Roll By, followed on May 5, 2009. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi