The friends became bandmates, playing at frat houses and coffeehouses. Soon afterward, praise for the group started to spread by word-of-mouth.
Several albums later, and after touring with accomplished musicians such as Barenaked Ladies, Dave Matthews and John Mayer, Guster now headlines their own shows - most recently playing to almost 50,000 fans in Boston.
Guster stopped by The Saturday Early Show's Second Cup Café to perform songs from their new album, "Keep it Together."
In 1994, Ryan Miller (vocals, guitars), Adam Gardner (vocals, guitars) and Brian Rosenworcel (percussion) released their debut album "Parachute," under the band's name of Gus.
The band later had to alter their name because another recording artist was called "Gus." As Guster, their second album, "Goldfly," garnered them a Boston Music Award in 1997 for "Independent Record of the Year" and, more importantly, brought them national attention. Guster then signed with Sire/Hybrid Records, which successfully re-released "Goldfly."
Guster released their third album, "Lost and Gone Forever," in 1999. It was written in the band's apartment in Somerville, Maryland, and recorded in San Francisco with hit-making producer Steve Lillywhite.
"Keep it Together" is Guster's first album on their new record label, Reprise Records.