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Certain Inertia sprang into existence when songwriter and acoustic guitarist Peter MacMillan submitted a "Lead Guitarist Type Wanted" ad in a local Seattle newspaper. After indicating that, "Sure, I like Steely Dan...at times", Brien Howard plugged in and overlaid steady stream after steady stream of tasteful melodic filigree over a variety of Peter's energetic riffs. These two visionaries recognized that, together, they were onto something unique. Rounding out the line-up is the band's stalwart rhythm section: Brian Reece on bass guitar and Brendan Hardy on drums. Each band member brings his own musical thumbprint to the proceedings. Certain Inertia blends a myriad of influences into a cohesive, ear-friendly, forward-facing whole.