Related Information for Downplay We originated in Salem near Youngstown, OH. Youngstown is a dying city and a certain dull shade of depression is in the air there. It permeates the music creating an atmosphere where grunge, metal, and classic rock like Pink Floyd and Springsteen find an ever-welcoming home. The heart of rock is the blues. Youngstown has the blues. Youngstown taught us to rock. We owe everything to the lessons that area taught us.But then we went to school at Ohio University. OU was all about partying (and the o.. read more