pH stands for Pam Howe: singer, musician, poet, claimer, soother, seamstress (her halter tops are flawless) and sorceress. (amen). She is a veteran of the Atlanta music scene and headed the bossanova pop outfit Cicada Sings that exploded nationally and literally in the early 90's. She founded ph Balance in 1996 with longtime collaborator Chris Burt, MC/DJ Mudfish, and bassist Aaron Platt. Percussionist Tony James added heart beats shortly thereafter. The band was birthed from a love of hip/hop, acid jazz and a real need for southern poetic communication transferred via soul hums and collard greens.