Heart of a Tinman was formed in 2012. Dwight had developed his unique percussion washboard to act as a drum kit, providing as many musical sounds as possible. He was eager to try it out by busking on the street. But a drummer needs accompaniment, which was hard to find on a moment’s notice. Soon, his wife, Polly Nelson, found a 1960’s Sears Roebuck guitar in its case, set out for the trash. She hadn’t performed since high school, but this seemed like a sign. A musical match was born!