Spotlight: Houndmouth

Less than a half-decade ago in the small Indiana city of New Albany, four friends were making music on their own, with few ambitions of turning those songs into a spectacle. That all changed when the quartet met and joined forces to form Houndmouth. In 2012, the group — consisting of Matt Myers, Shane Cody, Katie Toupin, and Zak Appleby — issued a self-titled EP on Rough Trade Records. They followed in 2013 with From the Hills Below the City, which affirmed what label owner Geoff Travis had heard: the sounds of Americana, renewed by the youthful glow of songwriters, musicians and friends unafraid to both celebrate and desecrate them. Tours with Drive-by Truckers and Alabama Shakes followed, as well as performances at the Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. In March 2015 they released their second full-length album Little Neon Limelight. Recorded with Dave Cobb in Nashville, Little Neon LimeLight features 11 songs — including the AAA chart-topping single "Sedona" — that sparkle, fade, and sparkle again, mixing innocence and experience, acceptance and aspiration, horror and hope. In a review of the album, NPR called the set "a youthful devotion to shaggy, swinging, big-screen storytelling that distinguishes their work from many of their more confessional, serious-minded peers." The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Houndmouth to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation surrounding their new album and career beginnings, hosted by GRAMMY Foundation Vice President Scott Goldman. The conversation will be followed by a performance.