From the full and addictive beats arises the melody of two guitars strumming parts in perfect harmony. The voices of the Brothers Houck quickly follow suit, weaving a blanket of sound that lulls the surrounding crowd into a near hypnotic state: swaying and singing, carried away by the music. Mysterious, meaningful lyrics compel listeners to happily follow the Hungry Villagers where ever they may lead.
It’s no mistake that Jacob, Abraham and David Houck of the Hungry Villagers can have this affect on music lovers. The brothers’ lives have been fully saturated with music, starting in South Africa as children, when their missionary parents formed a family choir to minister to their village. Thus the Villagers were born, and now with the rhythmic backbone added by drummer Ferrick Hallaron IV, the music will live forever.
An early review in the Houston Press labeled the band “Houston’s newest contenders for national notoriety,” and warned readers that “when you start hearing this stuff plastered all over blogs from here to London, don’t say we didn’t warn you.”