Orson's Well was formed in 2000 by a group of actors who started discussing music during downtime in between performances at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The group brought an eclectic combination of musical backgrounds together to write original music that included influences of classic rock, blues, and vocal harmonies mixed with a modern style. They toured extensively throughout the midwest, in partnership with Jagermeister, which sponsored the band.
In 2001, the band released its EP album, Serve The Verve, and continued touring through the summer of 2002, after which the band took an extended hiatus, reuniting in 2004 to perform a final time for a charity fundraiser in Chicago.
Shortly after the 2004 performance, the band members went their separate ways, and ended up spread out across the country, from Los Angeles, California to Bangor, Maine. In late 2020, the band decided to record some songs together again in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the release of Serve The Verve. The band began working through their remote songwriting and recording process with Worth This Song, an original song that underscores the difficult and divisive political environment of the 2020 election season.