Justin began as a drummer early in 1990 and played in a few bands throughout high school and college. He always had a guitar, but most of the time it sat there collecting dust. "I'd been feeling that my creative outlet on drums just wasn't what I was looking for, so I made the decision to concentrate on guitar and songwriting. I think I really grew musically in college. I was working at a venue, playing in bands, and seeing 5-10 bands a week. The influence those bands had on me and the constant exposure to live music really created this 'fire' in me to play and perform. Soon after graduating from college, Justin returned home to Dallas. Determined to make his visions a reality, he locked himself away for a several months and let his ideas materialize. The final result: frill.