The String Cheese Incident is a band from Colorado that was largely responsible for the popular resurgence of jam band musical stylings throughout the 1990s. Formed in 1993, the group started playing small bars and clubs in towns around Colorado--oftentimes performing in exchange for ski lift passes to local mountains. Building a characteristic, melody-driven sound loaded with instrumental improvisation, The String Cheese Incident established itself as a premier live act several years before releasing its 1997 debut LP, Born on the Wrong Planet. Though the group would continue to release well received albums, String Cheese Incident would truly establish itself on the live music circuit, where the band was able to bring attention to its natural knack for performance. As years wore on String Cheese Incident started to incorporate more electronic influences into its music, leading to creative tensions and the eventual departure of singer and guitarist Billy Nershi that sparked a hiatus in 2007. The group reunited for a one-off performance at the Rothbury Music Festival in 2009 and has since continued to make appearances on the world-wide show circuit.