BioLos Angeles folk-pop singer/songwriter Ferraby Lionheart was born in Nashville, TN, and his musical influences range from Shel Silverstein to George Gershwin, Hank Williams, and Cole Porter. In 2003 he began fronting a band named Telecast, which issued an EP via U.K. label Falsetto. Through a mutual friend, Lionheart was noticed by renowned producer/multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion, who invited him on-stage for a song. After a few years with Telecast, Lionheart went solo and self-released an EP he recorded with only a few instruments and limited recording devices. He signed with Nettwerk, which digitally re-released his EP in February 2007, and he subsequently secured dates with the Autumn Defense and the Walkmen that winter. His debut album, Catch the Brass Ring, was released in August 2007.