McGuffey Lane, a band born out of two Ohio University students in Athens, Ohio in 1972. Terry Efaw and Steve Reis hooked up in a duo they named Scotch and Soda. Then they added lead singer Bobby Gene McNelly and changed the name of the group to McGuffey Lane,a street where Reis lived in Athens. The group added keyboard player Tebes Douglass, drummer Dick Smith and John Schwab. Then the band decided to release a self-titled album on their own Paradise Island label. It wasn’t until Alabama grew in popularity that Nashville came calling.