A charming folksinger, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (playing the guitar, bass, harmonica, ukulele, and even kazoo from time to time), Priscilla Ahn was raised in rural Bernville, Pennsylvania. She started playing guitar at the age of 14 and performed in choirs and musical productions throughout high school. Following graduation, the burgeoning songwriter began playing open mikes in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey while keeping her home in Bernville. Driving upwards of 80 miles for every show proved tiresome, however, and Ahn soon moved to L.A., where she became friends with fellow musician Joshua Radin after sharing a bill with him at the Hotel Café. Radin soon signed with Columbia Records and enlisted Ahn to tour with her, although she took time off to record a self-titled EP with producers Joey Waronker and Gus Seyffert.