GSB is pleased to announce that the physical CD version of “Before the Feast” is in production and expected to be shipped around August 20. The single sleeve jacket designed by Michael Lesousky features the Grassland radio tower logo on the front and the names of all Kickstarter contributors on the back, along with song titles and credits. The CD itself is solid black with a GSB signature white radio tower. For a preview, click Here GSB ALBUM PREVIEW
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
We are excited to announce we will be holding our CD release party at The Melting Point on August 30, 2014. All ages are welcome. The show is expected to start at about 9:30 p.m., or shortly following the conclusion of the Georgia-Clemson football game. Critically acclaimed Humming House will start off the night, followed by GSB. GSB will be joined by local outstanding musicians John Neff (pedal steel, slide guitar) and Clay Leverett (guitar).
GSB will be performing all of the songs featured on “Before the Feast” and a number of new songs. Included in the mix will be a few cover tunes, such as Bruno Mars’ “Natalie” and Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold”.
There’s almost nothing more American than fireworks on the Fourth of July. Other than that: 10+ bands, two stages, fried & grilled food, great drinks, BBQ, and American music all day comes in a close second! Join us on Saturday July 5th for our 6th annual CCAMF! An ALL AGES family friendly event – Music begins at 3pm.
Join us at the 6th annual Classic City American Music Festival with Packway Handle Band, Lera Lynn, Bloodkin, Bluebilly Grit, Dangfly! & more
3:00 PM Brandon Reeves (OUTDOOR STAGE)
3:30 PM Betsy Franck (INDOOR STAGE)
4:15 PM Clay Leverett & Friends (OUTDOOR PATIO STAGE)
5:00 PM Isaac Bramblett Band (INDOOR STAGE)
6:00 PM 90 Acre Farm (OUTDOOR PATIO STAGE)
6:30 PM BlueBilly Grit (INDOOR STAGE)
7:30 PM The Grassland String Band
8:00 PM Bloodkin (INDOOR STAGE)
9:00 PM Norma Rae
9:30 PM Lera Lynn (INDOOR STAGE)
10:30 PM Dangfly! (OUTDOOR PATIO STAGE)
11:00 PM Packway Handle Band (INDOOR STAGE)
Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 3PM
Doors open 2:00 PM
Come out and see us at The Melting Point June 28, 2014. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $5.
8:00 PM Beauty & the Beard
9:00 PM Norma Rae
10:00 PM Grassland String Band
GSB was thrilled to meet Mike Mills of REM, who dropped in for our Friday night Athfest performance (New Earth Music Hall)!
This article appears in Flagpole Magazine, written by Rachel Bailey. Many of you have asked about the TK “Team Kirk” events that GSB has been involved with, including the Georgia Theater show next Monday. Read, and please share. http://flagpole.com/music/music-features/2014/06/04/team-kirk-raises-money-support-in-the-fight-against-cancer
The Ceiling Can’t Hold Us!
GSB is excited to announce our FREE Georgia Theatre Rooftop Show with support from the Shoal Creek Stranglers
Doors open 9:00 PM
This show is on the rooftop for FREE!
GSB is proud to announce that our Debut Album, “Before the Feast” is now available for digital download on iTunes, CD Baby, and other major digital retailers. Happy Downloading!
GSB announces that it will part of the Club Crawl for Athfest 2014, performing at New Earth Music Hall, Friday June 20, 2014 at midnight.