New Nashville-based band to perform at TTU

Posted by Lori Shull - Friday, January 25 2013
lshull@tntech.edu

 

thumb huminghouse2Humming House, a Nashville-based band that recently released its first album, will come to Tennessee Tech University for a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Backdoor Playhouse.

The band plays a mixture of swing, rockabilly and Irish music on instruments ranging from electric guitars to singing saws. The group released its first album in 2012 and has been featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and in other media outlets in Nashville.

“With a rustic sound indicative of the post-Mumford & Sons mood in popular music, Humming House brings a really exciting show for us,” said Andrew Smith, a TTU English instructor and host of the WTTU show, Teacher on the Radio, who is helping to bring the band to campus. “It’s always fun to bring young, fresh bands to campus, especially when the group are from our own backyard.”

Sponsored by TTU’s Center Stage, the concert is free and open to the public. Local bands The Rev. Stranger and Stranger in the Mountains will open the show. The Backdoor Playhouse is in the back of Jere Whitson Memorial Building on TTU’s quadrangle.