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Humming House to Release “Revelries” on March 24th

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Band plans tour dates with St. Paul & The Broken Bones (January) and Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors (March/April)

Nashville quintet Humming House is set to release a new album, Revelries, on March 24, 2015, via Nashville label Rock Ridge Music (with distribution via ADA).  With interwoven threads of folk, soul, bluegrass and more, Humming House’s acoustic instrumentation – presenting mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, and bass in fresh roles – flips between rousing energy and nuanced presentation, topped off by stunning vocal harmonies.  American Songwriter called their music “infectious and grin-inducing.”  Roughstock dubbed Humming House  “darned close to perfect.” Huffington Post just named the band one of the “peak musical performers of 2014.”

Says band founder Justin Wade Tam:  “We’re thrilled to release a new set of musical narratives into the world.  Revelries embodies our adventures on the road, our evolution as a band, our love of storytelling, and our insatiable desire to have a good time on stage and off.”

Produced by Grammy winner Mitch Dane and mixed by Grammy winner Vance Powell (Jack White, Buddy Guy), Revelries is the third recording bearing the name Humming House. The title comes from a lyric in the tenth track on the album, “Carry On,” a feisty and ambitious song in which delicate charango plays counterpoint to a muted guitar. By the time we get there we’ve heard the striding opener “Run With Me,” the quick-stepping waltz “Fly On” and the smoldering, bluesy “Nuts, Bolts and Screws.” The album’s first single, “Great Divide,” is an ode to travel, motion, and new frontiers - a recurring theme that’s also touched on in the fiddle and accordion-driven “Hitch Hike” and the rocking “Freight Train.” A classic jazz ribbon of smoke drifts through the magic “I’m A Bird.” After “Carry On,” Revelries concludes on the drifting “Atlantic” – a throwback folk song that evokes old sea shanties.

Although Revelries is Humming House’s third release, it’s something of a debut. In 2011, songwriter Tam called on some friends to flesh out recordings of songs he’d written. Humming House earned attention for videos of their infectious songs “Cold Chicago” and “Gypsy Django” and landed performance slots with tastemakers such as Lightning 100, Daytrotter, and the Americana Music Association festival. The addition of Leslie Rodriguez brought a female vocal to mesh with Tam’s singing while fiddler Bobby Chase brought classical training and down-home fire. That rounded out a band of highly skilled instrumentalists, including Josh Wolak on mandolin and Ben Jones on acoustic bass. Revelries is the first album these five musicians have written, arranged, and recorded together.

As complete as they are in the studio and on record, Humming House is fundamentally a live band.  With scarcely a tube’s worth of amplification or electricity and a drum kit of percussion distributed among the band members, they emit force on stage and demand attention. They’ve rocked rooms of all sizes and played Forecastle Festival, Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots Festival, and the Cayamo

Cruise with the elite of Americana. They opened the new Music City Roots hall in The Factory in 2014, sharing the bill with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.

The band will hit the road for several dates with St. Paul & The Broken Bones in January (see full tour schedule below), play the 2015 Cayamo Cruise (w/John Prine, Brandi Carlile, Lyle Lovett) and join Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors in March and April.  Huffington Post urged, “Put Humming House on your list of Must-See Acts of 2015.”

Humming House Tour Schedule:

1/14 – Tallahassee, FL / Club Downunder (w/St. Paul & The Broken Bones)

1/15 – Orlando, FL / The Beacham Theater (w/St. Paul & The Broken Bones)

1/16 – Boca Raton, FL / The Funky Biscuit (w/Edwin McCain)

1/17 – 1/24 – Cayamo Cruise

1/25 – Pensacola, FL / Vinyl Music Hall (w/St. Paul & The Broken Bones)

3/3 – Auburn, AL / Auburn University

3/19-3/20 – Austin, TX / SXSW

3/21 – Houston, TX / Mucky Duck

3/25 – Roanoke, VA / Harvester Performance Center (w/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

3/26 – Washington, D.C. / Gypsy Sally’s (w/Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line)

3/27 – Philadelphia, PA / World Café Live (w/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

3/28 – Pittsburgh, PA / Rex Theater (w/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

3/29 – New York, NY / Rockwood Music Hall, stage 2

3/30 – Fairfield, CT / Stage One (w/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

4/3 – Nashville, TN / 3rd & Lindsley – Album Release Celebration (w/River Whyless opening)

4/8 – Cleveland, OH / Beachland Ballroom (w/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

4/9 – Cincinnati, OH / 20th Century Theater (w/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

4/10 – St. Louis, MO / Old Rock House (w/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

4/11 – Columbia, MO / The Blue Note (w/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

4/12 – Knoxville, TN / Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival

4/15 – Tulsa, OK / Cain’s Ballroom (w/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

4/16 – Austin, TX / Emo’s (w/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

4/17 – Dallas, TX / Granada Theater (w/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

4/18 – Houston, TX / Fitzgeralds (w/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

4/19 – New Orleans, LA / One Eyed Jacks (w/Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors)

5/1 – Guthrie, OK / Queen of the Prairie Festival (w/Parker Millsap)

8/15 – Allison Park, PA / Hartwood Acres Amphitheater