Hill House Current and Past Artist News

Some seriously exciting news from the Hill House alums this month. It’s so fun to hear what these creative cats are up to out there in the world. Thanks for sharing your stories and inspiring us all to dream big. You all are it.



David Gwaltney, a Hill House Alum, returns to the Hill House next week. He is a multi-instrumentalist solo musician playing cross-genre, focusing in both folk rock and electronic/hip-hop music, often experimental music. David also plays in a band called thecitylights*. Sounds pretty cool, right? Find out more about David here, or come see him in person when he plays at the 10th Annual Crosshatch Benefit Concert with a whole slew of Hill House alums!



Christa Couture has a new album and is heading out for a Cross-Canada tour! The album, Long Time Leaving, can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp (CD or digital, along with other perks like postcards and posters) or iTunes. Either way you'll get an instant download of the first single "That Little Part of My Heart." Long Time Leaving officially comes out April 15th on Black Hen Music. The tour will take Christa from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia, from April 2nd to May 7th, and you can see full tour dates on her site or in this Facebook event.

Charming Disaster released a song that they wrote at the Hill House! Ellia explains, “We wanted to capture the essence of our surroundings, so it includes not only the Hill House piano and the curious shaker that lives on top of the piano, but also the pot lids that make that beautiful gong sound when you hit them together, and a pot full of water, and the rim of a wineglass traced with a finger, and the whistle of the teakettle.” Amazing.

Jean Rohe will head to National Sawdust on April 27 to perform songs from The Odysseus Agreement, “an in-progress performance memoir in song that tells the story of a young woman on a single-minded quest to learn about the life and tragic death of her grandmother and namesake.” If you’re in Brooklyn, this sounds like a must-see to us.

Scott Hocking will be at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) on April 16th for their TEEN COUNCIL series to discuss his artistic practice, influences, life and more. Check it out!

Jordan Geiger has been working on a new project with his band Hospital Ships. Here's a taste: “I asked Thor Harris and his new band Thor And Friends to create a song in B-minor and film it. I then adapted ‘Oh My Light’ to it and recorded myself singing and playing along. After a little editing, this video is the result.” From Substream Magazine



Have you heard? The Tenth Annual (TEN YEARS!) Crosshatch Benefit Concert at Short’s Brewery is just around the corner! Mark your calendars: May 7, 2pm until late. This all-day party features a number of Hill House alum playing music so y’all can listen, celebrate, and dance. Come one, come all - bring your good cheer and some dollar bills for our spirited raffle of themed gift baskets!