cover artBibliographic Information
Title: Crazy Life
Artist: Home Free
ASIN: B00HQF9UZ8
Publisher:Columbia
Copyright:2014

Book Details
Formats:  CD and MP3
Song Count: 11 songs
Awards: Winner of NBC’s a cappella  TV show, The Sing Off!

Plot Summary

Includes a range of country, country, western and blue grass songs supported by vocal percussion, all acappella.

Critical Evaluation

Home Free won the NBC acapella TV show, The Sing Off!. The record contains a number of songs that helped them win.  It has a 5 star rating on iTunes and demonstrates masterful a cappella style.

Reader’s Annotation

Crazy Life is the debut album of Home Free.  Crazy Life features both original music and songs performed on the show including Ring of Fire and a Hunter Hayes medley I Want Crazy.

Information about the Group

A collection of musicians from north and south.  They all love music and most since high school and college have made it their primary activity. Home Free performs without any instruments, only their voices. Adam Rupp is an award-winning vocal percussionist, Austin Brown and Rob Lundquist are tenors, Chris Rupp is a baritone and Tim Foust provides the bass.

Austin Brown – Grew up on a farm has a college degree in musical theater.

Rob Lundquist – Has a near 5-octave range.

Chris Rupp – An award winning vocal percussionist.

Tim Foust – With classical training, he finds he migrates toward jazz.

Adam Rupp – Musical director of Home Free.  He has a musical performance degree in voice and piano.

Genre

Western Accappela

Curriculum Ties

Human percussion

What does it take to put on a good choral show.

Booktalking ideas

Have a dream – get experience – and go for your dream

Reading Level/Interest Age
Interest Level: Age 13+

Challenge Issues

none

References

http://www.homefreevocalband.com/#!media/cysd

http://www.homefreevocalband.com/#!Behind-the-Curtain—You-mean-theres-more-to-a-show-than-just-singing/c14bi/3576D4F1-5417-4367-BFA4-0CF1ABF525EA

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