Softie's first gig was February 26, 2002 at Kirby's Beer Store. The band started as a power duo consisting of Jon Eaton and John Grant. After two releases and 6 years of gigging the two decided to bring bass player, Martin Brown into the fold in 2008. The now trio released a self titled disc soon after. Even though they don't play out nearly as much as they used to, Softie is known for 2-3 "one off" shows a year including the honor of regular opening slot at the annual reunion of Kansas music legends O'Phil.