BioEarly Day Miners are a 'musical-cooperative' based in the rolling hills of Bloomington, Indiana. The group formed when Daniel Burton and Rory Leitch (both of Ativin) began playing on front porches and basements with Joe Brumley, a mutual friend of theirs. Early Day Miners incorporate a revolving cast of accompanying musicians (friends) for both live shows and recordings.
The resultant sound is not unlike a cinematic postcard; the words are there to serve as visual guides, the sound is camerawork. The "Placer Found" CD was released in April of 2000 on Western Vinyl.