Joan is the 80’s inspired synth-pop duo comprised of Alan Thomas and Steven Rutherford. Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas the two ran with similar circles, going to the same church and attending the same college before their paths crossed and they hit it off. Thomas was formerly in the band Canopy Climbers and Rutherford in Brothers - Company before they met. After Rutherford graduated college he decided to pursue music as a career, Thomas was already on that path and they began to pursue a music licensing project. The first time they wrote together they penned “Take Me On” and decided to shift their focus. Over the next few weeks, they began to write and record songs and came up with a song called “With Somebody Else” that they released softly through some music blogs. They then released their debut single “Take Me On” through the label 20XX in 2017. Joan followed up this release with several other one-off singles, before releasing the EP portra on, July 11, 2018. The band is set to tour in the fall of 2018.