The Proper Way began when multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters Shane Osguthorpe and Scott Rogers met while playing a local festival. When a performer failed to appear, the two—who had never played together—were asked to fill in the slot. The musical connection was immediate, and they began performing occasionally with one another.
They established themselves as The Proper Way in 2016, when a promoter invited them to come for a series of shows in Lake Tahoe.
After touring nonstop for two years, the band joined forces with friend and fellow singer-songwriter Carrie Myers to release Ain't No Good Thing Ever Dies, a collection of songs by Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, in 2018. The musical connection with Myers was so obvious, and they had so much fun performing and recording as a trio, that Myers joined the band shortly afterwards.
Their most recent release is All Is Not Lost, a collection of songs by the Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit.