Blood Harmony Records and Philadelphia-bred singer-songwriter Dave Hause are excited to announce the release of his acclaimed new album, ‘Blood Harmony.’ Produced by celebrated Americana singer-songwriter Will Hoge, ‘Blood Harmony’ features a first class assemblage of musicians consisting of members of The E Street Band, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, VinceGill, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church and more. Beneath the surface of ‘Blood Harmony‘ are multiple layers of meaning related to Hause’s role as a musician, a brother, a husband, a son and—having become a father to twins a few months before the release of 2019’s Kick—a dad. Created with his younger brother and longstanding writing partner, Tim Hause, and released on their very own label, ‘Blood Harmony‘ also presents itself as a meaningful reassertion of what family means to them all.
On a base level, the term “blood harmony” is simple—it describes the specific sound two siblings make when they sing together. Given that Dave Hause has been writing and recording songs with his younger brother, Tim Hause, for a while now, it made sense to use that phrase as the title for his fifth solo record. But this being a Dave Hause album also means there’s much more to it than that.
“I thought ‘Blood Harmony‘ was a great title, and it’s really specific to how Tim and I have decided to work over the years,” says Hause. “It also pertains to my children because they’ll have their own Blood Harmony. So the germ of the album, the beating heart, is that I’m in a true family. I have a grounded reason to work and a bunch of people that I want to make proud with the work that we do. It’s a family business.”
You can hear Hause’s passion and dedication to his craft—as well as his determined approach to it—flowing through the veins of BloodHarmony’s ten stunning, sumptuous songs. Written with his brother over a series of weekly Zoom sessions, they began crafting songs together in January 2021. They’d been writing remotely together since 2017’s Bury Me In Philly so it wasn’t an entirely new process for them.
They traveled with 10 songs to Nashville where acclaimed songwriter Will Hoge took up the helm of producer. Through Hoge’s connections, what Hause calls “a staggering bunch of musicians” was assembled to flesh out the songs he and Tim had written. He’s not wrong–there was Brandi Carlile’s drummer ChrisPowell, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street band bassist Garry Tallent, acclaimed session guitarist Tom Bukovac, Jason Isbell’s guitarist Sadler Vaden, and keyboardists Billy Justineau, who’s mainly worked with country superstars Eric Church and Brothers Osborne, Mike Webb, whose credits range from Chris Stapleton to John Prine, and Jen Gunderman, Sheryl Crow’s keyboard player.
It’s impossible to not hear and feel just how much Hause and his whole family—that beating heart at the center of these songs—mean to him. It’s a truly beautiful thing.
Dave Hause will be making the following appearances this November. Dates below with more to be added soon.