Short of Able is a product of the Edmonton indie music scene. Its members – Justin Wisser (vocals/guitar), Devin Phillips (guitar), James Rutherford (bass), and Colin Ouellette (percussion) – fell together through a mutual addiction to live music. Though the band is influenced by many artists, Short of Able has developed its own brand of acoustic folk-pop rock that is less definable than many bands.
The band released their debut full-length album on April 2, 2011. Since then, the venues started filling up, and the band’s motivation grew with it. The rest of the year saw Short of Able play several out of town shows in Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C. Along the way, they’ve been well received at cafes, festivals, and have shared the stage with the likes of An Horse, Girls Girls Girls, The Wheat Pool, Yukon Blonde and Current Swell. They’re currently working on their second album, which is due out in the fall of 2012.