The Diviners formed as a "back to basics" 4-piece indie rock/pop combo. Damon and David, played and toured in and around Los Angeles (and abroad) for a number of years in various other bands and projects. Berklee alum, Damon Stout met David Holcomb while filming the movie Bulldog and the two formed a unique musical connection soon after. Damon has received 2 local Emmy awards for film and music, as well as a successful stint as a jingle composer. David Holcomb’s vast film and musical experiences lend to his distinctive guitar playing and musical styling. Rounding out the lineup is Brian Stout and Dave Drazga, both formerly of the Chicago based band Spongeworthy. Both Brian and Dave have been active in the Chicago music scene and have played/toured extensively throughout the Midwest region with a variety of different groups. The Diviners are currently rehearsing in preparation for their upcoming tour to showcase "The 13th Generation", set to kick off in '09.
A concept album in nature, “The 13th Generation” follows the rise and fall (and rise again) of us all. A spiritual and political examination of our collective consciousness and continued journey seeking truth – in whatever form it may take. Sonically, the album combines upbeat rock/pop and moody piano driven melodies, groove-centric bass and drums, with expressive but raucous guitar phrasings – “The 13th Generation” skillfully merges substance with style.