A Brief History of The Enablers
DNA analysis has traced the origin of The Enablers back to the primordial soup that ebbed and oozed around the region known as Holy Ghost Preparatory School, sometime around the ancient dark days of 1979-1980. Lurking around the winding dark corridors was a group of higher-functioning mammalian lads known as The Badgers (of the genus Bandus Garageus).
At some point, two of those early humanoids, Jim Lopardo and Jim McMahon, came across another tribe of earlyBandus Garageus. It was in this co-mingling of tribes that they joined up with Ned O’Byrne, and went on to evolve into Ran$om, a larger, more advanced, yet still primitive, subspecies of Bandus Garageus.
Through archaeological research, their movements have been tracked around the Delaware Valley region of the northeastern United States until sometime around 1988, when all record of their existence simply vanished. For purposes of this narrative, they just disappeared, and were thought to be extinct.
Research shows that members of the species survived, and sometime around 2000, in what is still a scientific mystery, somehow regenerated in the area of Pittsburgh PA. This new species struggled to survive. However, the addition of a talented female member to the tribe infused new energy to the struggling humanoids. They fought to survive the unforgiving, rough terrain of the southeastern PA music scene. While they were able to get by, the genetic lifeblood of the genus Bandus Garageus, the BASS, was missing. As with any genetic mutation, this bass-less group seemed destined for extinction.
However, life and the fight to survive is relentless. Somehow, this group of primitive humanoids, against all laws of probability, was able to track down the living member of the original Bandus Garageus, and the mutated genetic code was made whole.
With a core quintet and shifting cast of supporting and guest musicians, The Enablers focus on genre-melding folk/rock/alt with the occasional fun cover thrown in for laughs.
Members of The Enablers were part of The Sandbox Rock & Roll orchestra for 2012's Enabling Peace On Earth holiday extravaganza.
Be on the lookout for an Enablers reunion this summer!