Launched as a one-man band in 2006, Sticky Figure had grown into one of America's top-selling reggae acts by the 2010s, topping the US Reggae chart with albums like Burial Ground, Set in Stone, and Wisdom. Scott Woodruff formed the project in his hometown of Duxbury, Massachusetts. Inspired by Keller Williams, he began creating a layered mix of roots-reggae and dub influences by using a digital looper, thus eliminating the need for additional bandmates. Woodruff introduced this sound with Stick Figure's debut album, The Sound of My Addiction, in 2007. Burnin' Ocean followed in 2008, and Woodbury moved to California before releasing his third album, Smoke Stack, in 2009. Smoke Stack became Stick Figure's first album to reach the upper reaches of Billboard's Reggae Albums chart, where it peaked at Number 8. The Reprise Sessions arrived in 2010, and Stick Figure topped the Reggae Albums chart for the first time with 2012's Burial Ground. Like the albums before it, Burial Ground was written and performed entirely by Woodruff, who played all the record's instruments himself. In the wake of its chart-topping release, though, he assembled a live band and hit the road, touring with acts like Slightly Stoopid and Rebelution during the next two years. Set in Stone was released in 2015 and also peaked at Number 1 on the Reggae Albums chart, as did 2019's World on Fire and 2022's Wisdom.