The Gloomcatcher is a solo act which began as a side-project started by Falling Up frontman Jessy Ribordy. The independent "band" was formed in 2010, during Falling Up's hiatus, which at that time was considered to be permanant. The Gloomcatcher's debut album, Slow Chorale, was released on April 6, 2010.
The next project to be released by The Gloomcatcher's was an EP titled Starla Over the Fences. It was released for digital download on July 19, 2011.
The story behind The Gloomcatcher is as follows:
"Welcome to the deep south, July 11, 1886. We are in a hot and sweltering courtroom in a small American town called Saevon. The rickety wooden ceiling fans seem to unhinge with every violent rotation. Women fan themselves as men pull their dusty hats off, wiping their brows. Everyone shifts uncomfortably on the old courtroom benches. Suddenly the judge walks in from the back room as the courtroom rises.
Ladies and gentleman of the jury, the court is now in session."