Alternative country-rocker Steve Pride formed backing band His Blood Kin in 1990 with former Moon Seven Times bassist Don Gerard and Titanic Love Affair guitarist Jay Bennett. Throughout the early half of the decade, the group shared stages with the likes of Uncle Tupelo, the Jayhawks and the Bottle Rockets, helping kick-start the coming insurgent country movement but earning little of the attention won by their contemporaries; after recording a series of demos, Pride eventually dissolved His Blood Kin, with Bennett going on to join Wilco. A Pride solo album, Haint, followed in 1997; a collection of unreleased early material, Pride on Pride, appeared two years later. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi