Jason Wells began performing in Cincinnati, OH around the year 2000 as a solo performer. As time passed he began to acquire some folks to back him up on a few songs. Eventually he began writing with full band arrangements in mind and decided that he would go under the name "for algernon". The line-up of musicians and instruments is ever changing to fit the music which ranges from buoyant indie-pop to dark and broken folk. In 2010 "oh, my starling" was released followed by an e.p in 2011 titled "starling reduxe.p." They are currently nearing completion on their most ambitous record to date acquiring several visual and media artist and coreographers to bring a unique experience to the listener and concert goer.