Country-rock band the Roadside Graves was formed by a group of childhood friends in Metuchen, NJ: singer John Gleason, drummer Colin Ryan, guitarist Rich Zilg, guitarist Jeremy Benson, bassist Dave Jones, and Mike DeBlasio (later joined by keyboard player Johnny Piatkowski).
They recorded their first album, If Shacking Up Is All You Want to Do in 2002 and released it on their own War n Oats label. After several years of playing, they signed to Kill Buffalo Records
and released the EP What Happened to Him Could Happen to You on January 30, 2007. This was followed on April 3, 2007, by their second full-length CD, No One Will Know Where You've Been. In 2009, they signed to Autumn Tone Records
, which released their third album, My Son's Home, on June 9, 2009. On February 23, 2010, Autumn Tone
re-released If Shacking Up Is All You Want to Do with bonus tracks. A newly recorded EP, You Won't Be Happy with Me, followed on March 23, 2010. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi