Families joined together in early 2008 in Chicago, as friends Justin Rose, Erica Johnson, and Ian Smith found themselves telling stories wrapped in simple music. After some time apart, a year in Africa, and the addition of David Shay, they’ve returned to create new ways of sharing old truths.
They are folk story tellers, with souls of grass and minds made out of the mountains, weaving personal tales from the Bible. Families is about community, folklore, and the Kingdom. They released a split with The Singing Company called "Holy Week" in April 2011 and their first full length, "Deceitful Children", in August 2011.
They love to play music with friends, inviting them to pick up instruments and play along, and are used to playing in living rooms, basements, coffee shops, parks, etc.