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All Music Guide:
The alternative rock band Eva Trout's roots start with ex-Catherine Wheel bass player Grant Shanahan. Putting together a new project, he placed an advertisement for a guitarist, which Bek-Jean Stewart answered. She convinced Shanahan to listen to her perform on a live radio broadcast and he was sufficiently impressed, scrapping the vocalist with whom he had been working to add Stewart. The act would release a five song EP in 1994, but there would be major personnel changes a year later during the sessions for Along Woodland Rides, including the addition of keyboardist Steph Miller, drummer Bert Thomson, and guitarist Matt Galvin. In 1997, Eva Trout's previously recorded material was finally culled together for a Stateside, self-titled release.