Saintseneca were founded and led by songwriter and lead vocalist Zac Little. They are a mercurial group that meld folk music from Appalachian and international traditions to post-modern pop and acoustically driven indie rock.
Little had been playing in folk bands with friends from a small Ohio town. The group moved to Columbus to attend college and began playing dozens of house concerts. Their first self-titled EP was issued in 2009, and by then the line-up had changed. A second EP, the cassette-only Gray Flag, was released in 2010 and the band became a national touring ensemble, playing wherever and whenever they could, working college radio hard and continually shifting their lineup