Stillhouse Bio

The seeds of Stillhouse were planted in the early '80s at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where Tim Houlihan, David Dati and Tom Riley met in their college days.

Despite some brief stints playing with other in Omaha, the three did not actually begin making music together until 1998 when Tim asked his two college buds to sing on his solo record "Letter from Caulk's Creek." From those sessions, the three decided that they will realize an unfulfilled dream and record an album of collaborative material, inviting session players to fill in where needed.

Taking a brief break from their full-time duties with Minneapolis local favorites "The Lyndales," Todd Lester and Jared Hedburg were invited to play drums and bass on several tracks of "Caulk's Creek." They were enlisted to record the tracks of "Lives on the Same Arc" as a continuation of the momentum from Tim's first record.

During the two-year recording sessions, Tom (hailing from Iowa) and David (hailing from Wisconsin) drove in every few months to continue chipping away at the 12-song debut. During the process, Jared left to pursue other interests and Mark Durkin joined the group as the new bass player, finishing off the remaining tracks.

"Lives on the Same Arc," completed in December 2002, will be released February 7, 2003.