In the summer of 2009, Boone Langston and Robby Wells began to play music together, mostly for friends and family. Often accompanied by the harmony of Danni Langston (Boone’s wife), the duo began to write songs together and offer them up to various Portland-area open mic crowds. In June of 2011, they invited local musician Ike Graul to sit in and fill out the sound on a couple of sessions, and by the end of the summer had also added Jason Hill on acoustic bass and Adam Wolfgang on vocals and percussion. The band lifted the name Nicodemus Snow from the prominent headstone of an Eastside Portland Pioneer Cemetery.
In the fall of 2011 armed with a fist full of original songs, Nicodemus Snow took to the Portland Pub scene and to the studio to record their debut album, “Here Lies Nicodemus Snow.” Released in July 2012, the collection features an eclectic mix of Americana, vintage pop, acoustic blues, and seductive vocal harmony; a unique sound that nods in homage to the likes of The Decemberists, Willie Brown, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and The Head and the Heart.