~~November 1, 2014~~
The Piano Guys have pulled it off again with a beautiful but original cover.
The Piano Guys are an American musical group consisting of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek. They gained popularity through YouTube, where they posted piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music. Schmidt and Nelson’s music is accompanied by professional-quality videos shot and edited by Paul Anderson and formerly by Tel Stewart. Their first four major-label albums The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, A Family Christmas, and Wonders each reached number one on the Billboard New Age Albums and Classical Albums charts. The Piano Guys’ newest album Wonders was released on October 7, 2014.
Paul Anderson owned a piano shop in St. George, Utah. He met musician Jon Schmidt as the latter walked in to ask if he could practice there for an upcoming concert. Months later, Paul Anderson and Tel Stewart (then just for fun) started making videos together with Jon Schmidt. It was not too long after that they did their first collaboration with Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, and Al Van Der Beek as the studio and music technician. After the five of them started collaborating the group really started to take off, producing a music video each week and posting it to YouTube.
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We get asked all the time, ‘How do you like touring?’ We love it. We especially love meeting the people who have been listening, sharing, and supporting our music. We are so grateful for the opportunities we have, thanks to you. But as we travel along with our equipment, checked luggage, cellos, and carry-on bags we carry a feeling that never gets checked away. We miss our family. We miss home. When we first heard Phillip Phillips’ “Home” we couldn’t help but be emotionally drawn to it.
The Piano Guys — a pianist and a cellist — whose videos of their classical and pop mash-ups against the backdrop of places like the Utah desert, the Great Wall of China and, most recently, a set for the Bat-Cave have turned them into a YouTube viral sensation.
~~Home (Piano/Cello Cover)~~
The Piano Guys
~~Published on May 15, 2013~~
Story behind the music and the video
We started arranging this tune by slowing it way down … then speeding it way up … then splitting the difference until it laid into just the right tempo. Once we had the right feel it flowed. Jon’s piano licks especially shined in this arrangement — lending the energy we needed to portray the feeling of heading home after a long journey. The lyrical, placid cello melodies represent a fatigued serenity. The last chorus is the sound of what we feel when we see our families after a long tour — the familiar smells, the familiar smiles, and the incomparable feeling of belonging.
We want to thank Breck Dockstader, his family, and the Cliff Rose Lodge for helping us with the locations of this video. Breck hung out with us the entire time ensuring we had everything we needed – he helped move the piano, offered location options, and even let us stay in his family’s lodge. We’d like to dedicate this video to his father Dale Dockstader, whom we consider a very special “fan” and whom we all felt was enjoying the video shoot with us, but from the best vantage point of all.
~~Published on Aug 2, 2012~
Phillip LaDon Phillips, Jr. (born September 20, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter who won the eleventh season of American Idol on May 23, 2012. His coronation song “Home“, released after his win, became the best selling of all coronation songs. His debut album The World from the Side of the Moon was released on November 19, 2012. His second album, Behind the Light, was released on May 19, 2014.
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