Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament launched a side project in '12 called RNDM (pronounced 'random'). The group included singer/songwriter/guitarist Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud. Arthur, known for his solo career, was in Fistful Of Mercy with Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison. Stuverud played in several Seattle bands beginning in the early '80s.
Ament and Arthur first met in '99 when Arthur opened a show at a New York club headlined by Ament and Stuverud's group, Three Fish.
Arthur was fairly well known for his solo work, and as a member of Fistful Of Mercy, with Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison. Arthur released a double album, "Redemption City," prior to RNDM. Beginning in the early '80s, Stuverud played in several Seattle bands.
"As I was finishing up my last little group of solo songs, there was one called 'When The Fire Comes' that just wasn't working for me vocally," Ament said. "I kept hearing his (Arthur's) voice instead of mine. I sent Joe an email gauging his interest, and two days later, I got the track back from him. At that point, I knew there was something there - some sort of creative connection."
RNDM's debut album "Acts" dropped in '12. And four years later, sophomore set "Ghost Riding" arrived.
2016 Ghost Riding