Almost Done is a duo of songwriters and musicians from Nashville. It was during the formation of the band The Jesters in 1995 that Clint Gill and Jeff Hubbell became bandmates and songwriters. A conversation between the two band members in 2018 has set them on the current path with the soon to be released album Clone to the System. Clint and Jeff after many years of playing the duo decided to go back to their roots and produce a true rock album.
Clint Gill hails from a musical family and rockabilly background. Gill’s grandfather (James) co-wrote and several rockabilly hits such as Mind if I Cry and I Could Shoot Myself (if I wasn’t afraid of a gun) with Connie Dycus in the 1950’s. James Gill also played with Chet Atkins and on the Grand Ole Opry performed regularly with Connie Dycus on his TV show. Gill’s grandfather bought him his first guitar when he was ten years old and would teach him his first guitar chords. Gill took those early guitar lessons and dedication to music to become a creative and masterful guitarist. This guitar would start a love for music that has lasted his entire life and helped to drive him throughout his musical career.
Gill with high school friend and bassist Bryan Prince would form the band Scare Tactics. The high school band would part ways and Gill and Prince would find their way to Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). While in college Gill and Prince along with Jeff Clower, Trey Brady and Jeff Hubbell would be the founding members of the band Obscene Jesters. After drummer Jeff Clower left to pursue other projects and guitarist Trey Brady joined the Navy; Gill, Hubbell and Prince would continue to play and write music. The “obscene” was soon dropped from the band name and renamed simply the Jesters. There were also two new additions to the Jesters during this time. Guitarist Matt Blakney would join the Jesters in 2002 and drummer Chance Britton in 2003.The Jesters continued to write and play for the next few years amassing a significant bank of songs yet unreleased.
Hubbell had humble music beginnings and learned to sing in church. Out of high school Hubbell joined the Marine Corps and upon discharge went to MTSU. It was during his time at MTSU that Jeff Clower a friend in college asked Hubbell to come and sing with a band that he was putting together. The band would be known as the Obscene Jesters a name given to the band from a good friend Jon Bishop. It was during this time Hubbell starting writing lyrics and songs and playing locally with the Obscene Jesters in Nashville and Murfreesboro and touring colleges. Over the years Hubbell would find a natural talent to write song lyrics and melodies. With little formal training and heroes like Bernie Taupin and Jim Morrison, Hubbell has gone on to write hundreds of songs for the band The Obscene Jesters, Jesters and Almost Done.