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FORUM Concert: Humming House w/ Kenny Kohlhaas
Fri, May 26, 2017, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
In addition to the FORUM cash bar, there is food available for purchase at the venue.
$10 Advance Tickets (through May 19) | $15 thereafter or at door
The spotlight on Nashville, with its musical values and timeless traditions, is currently bright. And no band embodies what’s right about 21st century Nashville more completely than the quintet known as Humming House.
It’s the way they weave together threads of Music City’s folk, soul, and bluegrass legacies. It’s in the inspirational and revealing songwriting. It’s in their acoustic instrumentation, presenting mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar and bass in fresh roles. It’s in the pleasant tension between rousing energy and nuanced arrangements. And it’s in the voices, with two complimentary stylists up front and backed by the full band’s rapturous harmonies.
As complete as they are in the studio and on record, Humming House is fundamentally and emphatically a live band. With scarcely a tube’s worth of amplification or electricity and a drum kit’s worth 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.
Vocals are the emotional core and lure of Humming House. They are five voices deep, with a galvanizing male/female twin attack over the top. Humming House works out careful hand-offs and big harmonies, including frequent passages that are just vocalizing, chanting beautiful music on top of their robust instrumental attack.
Kenny Kohlhaas is a recording artist, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer from the Washington DC area. He has performed live on stage with many major and independent artists, and his studio guitar tracks have been heard on quite a few major Gospel music recordings over the past few years. Live performance credits include: BeBe Winans, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Three Winans Brothers, Mary Mary, The Clark Sisters, Chrisette Michelle, Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Ledisi, Anthony Brown, Smokey Robinson, Amos Saint Jean, Marie Miller and more. Studio guitar credits include: BeBe Winans, Byron Cage, Three Winans Brothers, Charles Butler and Trinity, Gerald Scott, Amos Saint Jean and more.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
18+ Show; Must show valid (21+) ID to purchase alcohol at the venue.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The venue is two blocks from the Clarendon Metro stop on the Orange and Silver Metro lines. There is limited parking in the church parking lot until 1:00am, after which time towing is strictly enforced.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?