Don Howland became a major force on the independent musical scene. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, it was here in the city of his birth that Howland began learning the guitar and dreaming dreams of rock and roll greatness. He grew up during the era of mid-seventies punk. But he knew that it might take quite a long time for his rock and roll dreams of success became reality, so in order to pay the bills, he decided on getting a degree in education. All the while, though, he kept writing and perfecting his original songwriting abilities and performing talents.