Humming House, Young Heirlooms
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY
$10 ADV / $12 DOS; 7:30 P.M. DOORS / 8 P.M. SHOW
Humming House is touring to promote their third album, Revelries, which was released in 2015 via the Rock Ridge Music label. 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.
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. In 2015, the band shared stages with Kacey Musgraves, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Nicki Bluhm, Parker Millsap, and The Lone Bellow. Also in 2015, the band played the Cayamo Cruise with the elite of Americana (including John Prine, Brandi Carlile, and Lyle Lovett), NPR’s Mountain Stage, Live on the Green in Nashville (with Rodrigo y Gabriela), and Americana Music Festival. In the past, they’ve rocked rooms of all sizes and played Forecastle Festival, Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots Festival, and they opened the new Music City Roots hall in The Factory in 2014, sharing the bill with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. Huffington Post urged, “Put Humming House on your list of Must-See Acts of 2015,” and named them one of the “peak musical performers of 2014.” American Songwriter called their music “infectious and grin-inducing.” Roughstock dubbed Humming House “darned close to perfect.”