J.S. Tolar got his start in the music scene early on in high school when he started to learn to play the guitar. He quickly migrated from an old pawn shop acoustic to a Gibson Ephiphone and started playing in bands discovering his own sound and style. He soon became influenced by artists such as Slayer, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Tea Party, and Dream Theater and was ultimately inspired to start writing his own material.
After several years of completing albums with no financial backing, he soon ventured into Record Production Month (RPM) and completed The Continuum in 2010. In 2013, Tolar was able to take The Continuum further and finally released it under the independent distribution company Mondo Tunes.