Tumbledown House / Bio

Often described as gritty saloon jazz, parlor music inflicted with the unspeakable, or Tom Waits in a cocktail dress, Tumbledown House writes stories that may revolve around shady characters down on their luck, brothels with an eccentric clientele, or a scorned woman out for revenge. These stories are delivered with sultry female vocals reminiscent of a bygone era and placed over an indie jazz accompaniment. Tumbledown House has played over 350 shows in 25 states over the last few years, and has shared the stage with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Devil Makes Three, Keller Williams, Crooked Still, and many other notable acts. They play a huge variety of venues all over the country, from outdoor festivals, to 5-star restaurants and resorts, to Tom Brokaw's 50th wedding anniversary party at his ranch in Montana, and everything in between.

General Info

Band Members
Gillian Howe - vocals, Tyler Miller - Guitar, loops, plus a revolving line up of talented characters on upright bass, percussion, piano, and horns.
Artist Name
Tumbledown House
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Active Since
Other / Saloon Jazz / Parlor Pop

Contact Info

San Francisco, CA

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