Tumbledown House

Tumbledown House

Mr Pitiful's
Saturday – Sep 26 – 9:00

Tumbledown House is a songwriting duo from Bozeman, Montana. Often described as gritty saloon jazz, parlor music inflicted with the unspeakable, or Tom Waits in a cocktail dress, Tumbledown House writes stories that 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 rain-soaked jazz guitar accompaniment.

In 2008, Tumbledown House won the 4th annual Singer and Songwriter competition held in Livingston, Montana. Thirty-six contestants from all across the state competed for the first prize of $600 worth of recording time at Peak Recording in Bozeman. After winning the competition, the duo began recording their self-titled debut album, which will be released in the summer of ’09. Tumbledown House has opened for such notable acts as The Dodos, The Devil Makes Three, and Laura Gibson, and continues to play shows in the Northwest.

In the fall of 2009, Tumbledown House will embark on a full U.S. tour to promote their debut album. Most shows will feature the duo on vocals and guitar, but occasionally they will be joined by other musicians for additional instrumentation including upright bass, violin, and percussion.