In their debut album, A Town Called Home spars with the unknowns that come with leaps of faith and felt consequences of decisions, both good and bad. Musical and marital “duo” Chris “Howdy” and Marilyn Darrell weave close heartfelt harmonies, driving rhythm, and solid picking into their original Americana songs.
A Town Called Home’s shows offer pensive lyrics, with plaintive melodies, and then accelerate to hard-driving rhythms that get folks up and dancing. Their tunes bring together old-time country, bluegrass, South Texas, and folk to explore the transient nature of “now”. They embody the never-ending quest to make a home while reckoning with change and chaos, and longing for the seeming-stability of the past. Whether as a duo or full band, when they deliver their songs they bring a warmth and realness that is relatable and familiar, instantly making everyone feel — well, at home.