Humming House Bio
At once danceable and reflective, familiar and nostalgic, Humming House is a musical experiment gone right. Woven together from diverse backgrounds (Americana, classical composition, bluegrass, soul, and traditional Irish music), their playground of musical exploration has something for every generation. Unmistakable pop sensibilities mixed with a depth of lyrical narrative give their whimsical songs an irresistible quality that can only be described by the imagery of the name – Humming House.
Fresh from recording their second album with Grammy Award-winning producers Vance Powell (The White Stripes, Chris Thile, Buddy Guy) and Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay), Humming House is building a tour schedule to match their growing reputation. Their debut record brought a whirlwind of press including features on NPR’s Live in Studio C and All Things Considered, Nashville’s Lightning 100 local spotlight, reviews in American Songwriter Magazine, and a Daytrotter session. The band’s video for their second single, “Cold Chicago” was sponsored by Stetson and their newest video, “Fly On” is currently in rotation on CMT Pure and Zuus Country. Humming House has had placements on FX’s “Justified” and The CW’s “Hart of Dixie”.
Having played over 150 dates, they are currently touring nationwide with notable performances at Bristol Rhythm and Roots, the Americana Music Festival, the Cayamo Cruise, and SXSW. They have shared the festival stage with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dr. Dog, Justin Townes Earl, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Lyle Lovett, Ricky Skaggs, and Bruce Hornsby.
“Their debut album is a mischievous, foot stomping collection of songs that evoke Old Crow Medicine Show, early Ryan Adams and BR549 without ever imitating them. Lead by singer/songwriter Justin Wade Tam the band throws everything, including a singing saw, into their music to excellent effect. Humming House’s debut is a ruckus, jubilant good time. From any band, this would be a good album, but from a new band it is darned close to perfect.” – Roughstock
“Humming House reminds us how to have a good time with…. Classic sounds and a timeless look…. a crossroads between folk, blues, gospel and bluegrass make this band one our favorite new sounds.” – STETSON
“A new Nashville band with a throwback sound” – Blake Farmer – All Things Considered – NPR
“Humming House, (is a) mix of folk, blues, and bluegrass with pop sensibilities.” – Will Griffin – WPLN – Nashville Public Radio
“Humming House is nothing short of Irish porch stomp.” – Mitch Dane – Sputnik Sound