Between Naybors is a collaboration between two songwriters,Melanie Morgan( Melanie and Naybors) and Greg Benson who met in a neighborhood in West Athens. They would meet weekly to practice covers when Melanie presented her first song to Greg in June 2010. Melanie, who was just learning guitar, soon displayed a penchant for composing songs that decry social injustice and others that explore everyday topics from a unique, sometimes European angle.That is when Greg dug out some of his old songs and started to write a few new ones. In February 2012 Robert Bell joined them with his upright bass. They always had friends and neighbors joining them on some shows, but hopefully Kevin Fleming and his lap steel will be a permanent fixture.
Their songs range from the early sixties coffee house style to Richard Linda Thompsonesque duets to Tom Waitsy rhythmic rants. The band's mission is to make tangible the music of the soul while entertaining listeners of all ages.