Story behind the music and the video:
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.
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…click here to read the rest of story http://thepianoguys.com/portfolio/home-the-piano-guys/
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.
Be sure to check out there beautiful lodge!
If you’ve read this far in the description you’re invited over to dinner at Paul’s Home. Please bring an appetizer. (Let us know in the comments what you’ll be bringing…:-).
“Home” written by GREG HOLDEN and ANDREW PEARSON and performed by Phillip Phillips
Published by DOWNTOWN DMP SONGS OBO CYP TWO PUB/DREWYEAH MUSIC
& SONGS OF RAZOR AND TIE OBO FALLING ART MUSIC
Inspired by the melody from the Largo (2nd) movement from Antonín Dvořák
“New World Symphony” (Symphony No. 9 in E Minor) written in 1893, later adapted into a spiritual-like song entitled “Goin’ Home” by William Arms Fisher
ThePianoGuys arrangement produced by Jon Schmidt and written by Al van der Beek, Jon Schmidt, and Steven Sharp Nelson
Jon Schmidt: Piano, vocals
Steven Sharp Nelson: Cello, cello-percussion, percussion, vocals
Al van der Beek: vocals, percussion
Piano recorded by Jake Bowen at Big Idea Studios in Utah, U.S.A.
All else recorded, mixed and mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios in Utah, U.S.A.
Video produced by Paul Anderson
Video filmed by Tel Stewart and Shaye Scott; edited by Paul Anderson, Tel Stewart and Shaye Scott
Piano Stunt Coordinator: Jeremy Crawford