Formed in the humble prairie town of Vermillion, South Dakota, Humbletown has emerged as a powerful multi-genre bluegrass-inspired ensemble. Now based out of the Black Hills, the band is inspired by the quiet beauty of pine-filled forests, with original songs inspired by their home and travels, intricately performed on clawhammer banjo, flatpick guitar, and upright bass. With music that combines influences of bluegrass, old time, hot club swing, Americana, and classic country, Humbletown will take you on a musical journey that stretches across time and space. 

Their 2022 debut album “The Path I Chose to Walk” received international acclaim. Americana UK’s review described the album: “The first impression on listening to these songs around virtuosos on clawhammer banjo and flat-picking guitar is that this entire collection must have been something discovered nearly a century ago by the great ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax.” Their album’s title track video “Vines” was premiered by Bluegrass Situation and Americana Highways described their album as “A little old-time country, folk & bluegrass. The musicianship is stellar, with fingerpicking on acoustic guitar & banjo. The mix of male & female vocals balances the material impressively.”

Humbletown has toured nationally and regionally and performed at many festivals. They have shared the stage with such acts as Wood Belly, Charlie Parr, Damn Tall Buildings, Songs from the Road Band, and many more. 

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"The musicianship is stellar"  

-John Apice, Americana Highways 

"Morgan Carnes sings with a voice that is completely unique. She has a clarity that reminds one of placid water that brings the joy of being able to understand every word.” 

-Maria Beth, Sunrise Meanderings

"Mixing genres such as bluegrass style playing, Americana, and excellent guitar solos to uplift your mood"

-Damien Reid, Illustrate Magazine  

 "It’s entertaining music that’s well-thought-out & performed. You can almost smell the dew on the grass & the coffee on the stove. Nice stuff."

-John Apice, Americana Highways 

"full of truly blissful energy and a sea of emotions"

-Gifted Balance Records

"It is very encouraging and to be applauded that two young American musicians can compose brand new bluegrass songs that still have a hint of cozy 'old time' music about them. 'Humbletown' is a nice addition to the traditional music genre and we suspect that we will be offered more beautiful things from this duo in the coming years."

-Valsam, Rootstime Belgium 

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