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Born of afternoon singing sessions in an old brick house atop a hill on the south side of Nashville, this exciting new band started, as most bands do, with two people and some songs. The Texas-born Kelsey Mathews met Virginia-bred singer/songwriter Emma White when Mathews began working with Skyville Artist Development, where White was interning during her sophomore year at Belmont University. The two found that their voices blended perfectly, and their personalities did the same. The two discovered that they shared influences ranging from classic rootsy rock like The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac to contemporary country chart-toppers like Keith Urban. The magic was undeniable; the music was unstoppable.
Under the tutelage of Skyville’s partners, producer/songwriter Wally Wilson and Grammy-winning producer Paul Worley, Mathews and White began working up some of Emma’s original material, a handful of uncut Nashville gems, and a few choice cover tunes. Soon, the pair added guitarist/vocalist James Harrison, whose R&B and rock influences added another soulful element, completing the group’s mesmerizing three-part harmonies. Not long after, the then-unnamed three-piece was introduced to former John Mayer band member David “DeLa” LaBruyere, who quickly signed on, bringing with him a wealth of experience and his tasteful New Orleans-born bass skills.
The House is a work in progress, the foundation is laid but the final touches haven’t yet been completed. Brick by brick, stone by stone, The House is being built to last.