The joyous, swing-infectious romp "Gypsy Django" was the genesis of the band and the
album. When co-producer Mitch Dane first heard them play, he cemented their decision
to record together by putting them in the studio with his own resources to record
that first track. The result was so unmistakably meant to be that plans for the album
were undertaken immediately. Humming House's mingling of swing, rockabilly, and Irish
music, along with clanging electric guitars and surprising lush layers and harmonies,
set them apart from growing legions of roots-influenced artists. They have drawn early
support from STETSON's Center Stage, local Nashville radio, and NPR's All Things Considered.
Songwriter and lead vocalist Justin Wade Tam began collaborating with his bandmates
at casual Irish jams he hosted at his Nashville home, and on "Stop Me Still" the band's
varying studies are on display. Mike Butera, who plays the rockabilly influenced electric
guitar line, is not only a classically trained violinist but also a Professor of Sociology
at Belmont with a PHD in Sound Studies. Meanwhile, mandolinist Joshua Wolak was a
straight-up bluegrasser who also happened to study trombone and piano. Kristen Rogers,
a young, but old school R&B and soul singer, brought in bassist and classical composition
guru Ben Jones.
Parker Deal Bio:
Parker "was born to a family of four" who are all musical, and that has always played
a huge part in his life. After writing his first song "Goodbye Isn't Forever" in 7th
grade when a new found friend moved away, Parker's songs and writing have matured
alongside the man himself. The title track "Third Culture Kid" tells us that Parker
"doesn't know where home is" however it is found, for now, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
at Middle Tennessee State University where Parker is studying audio production. He
plays his music out often (usually solo), and plays in Progressive Metal band "Ocean
Architecture." Both have unique sounds that quiet rooms and steal attention leaving
listeners intrigued for more. But now, as the lyrics in "Breathin' In Fire" go, "it
is time to say goodbye."
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