About the artist
The story doesn't end there, though. In 2000, with all members of the band relocated to Washington, DC, and realizing they still enjoyed playing music together, they decided to reform and set upon the task of once again rocking the world, or at least the eastern U.S. They recorded a CD EP that was released by Engineer records, and added another member to the band, Cheryl Huber. This line-up toured the southeastern U.S. with fellow D.C. rockers Metropolitan. Once again, they wrote some more great songs, and then Speedwell split up again in February of 2003.
Throughout their sporadic career, Speedwell played shows with such notable bands as the Dismemberment Plan, Jimmy Eat World, The Get Up Kids, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mates of State, Superdrag, Ted Leo, Darkest Hour, Mineral, The Van Pelt, Silver Scooter, Milemarker, and 400 Years. Their songs appeared on various compilations released by Deep Elm, Ignition, and Coolidge/Underadar Records. But they never released an LP…until now.
Coolidge Records approached Speedwell a few years ago about doing a discography release for the band. They jumped at the chance to collect all of their material (some released and some not), do a proper re-mastering of everything, and give it a release to finally put closure on the band. The result, "Start to Finish", was released on July 16, 2013.
After Speedwell, Meredith Bragg went on to start a solo career under his own name, with Brian and Jonathan often supporting him in his backing band.