There are multiple artists with the name patience: 1) Patience began tentatively in the basement of a small-town home in Culleoka, Tennessee. Bassist Charlie Dungy had the beginnings of a band formed and needed a vocalist. Lakota Gordon was more than happy to answer the ad and began practicing with the then 3-piece band. After searching, Mason Dickerson was found through a friend as a drummer. Newly named Patience, the band moved into a practice space in Nashville and began writing. After more than a few guitar players, the slots were finally filled with Mark McClanahan and Miles Stelzig.