Thursday, June 6, 2013
“The Hush Sound’s journey began in 2005 in the way most young bands do: as a group of friends playing together in their parent’s basement after high school. Songwriters Bob Morris and Greta Morgan would write their quirky piano and guitar driven pop songs in between Greta’s homework sessions and Bob’s duty as a lifeguard at the local swimming pool. After writing a batch of songs, the two were joined by drummer Darren Wilson and bass player Chris Faller, other locals in the Chicago music scene. The group began playing shows in suburban basements, VFW Halls, and community theaters soon after. They were only in high school but their lyrics told shrewd truths and their baroque pop melodies spoke to an audience looking for something more; something different than the standard fare of midwestern angst. It’s been eight years since The Hush Sound started playing together at those DIY spaces across Chicagoland. But the energy and soul of the band — the honesty and character that made them your favorite band to begin with — remain unchanged. And since the band connected to start touring again in 2013, The Hush Sound will continue playing live shows and is slated to release new music in 2013. Stay tuned, people. The Hush Sound is back.”
Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The reunion tour hits Pittsburgh at the Altar Bar tomorrow night on a bill with tourmates Hockey, River City Extension, Genevieve and Lucas Carpenter. Co-founder Greta Morgan has been a long time friend of the blog and I want to thank Bob Morris (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.
Thanks, Bob. Great to have you all back again! Looking forward to much more music to come.