Based in North Park, 66ohm began in 2001 as a project between Paul “Bub” Stevens and Ron “Cowboy” Rice. Originally an alternative band with Pixies and Nirvana style influences, they evolved toward alt country and Americana, adding Sean “The Colonel” Lawson on bass and Todd Caschetta on drums.
After recording a five song EP, Caschetta left the band, and the group eventually splintered in 2004. Stevens shouldered the blame for the breakup, going public with his drug and alcohol problems.
By 2008, having become clean and sober, Stevens reunited with Rice for a mutual friend’s birthday party, leading to the reformation of 66ohm. Doug Saladino was recruited on drums, with Carl Froehlich taking the bass position.