Comin’ Home The Band is Tone and Amberle Madden, husband and wife, who play acoustic bluesy rock with strong female vocals, emotive harmonies and expressive guitar.
Comin' Home writes songs about what is or was the honest expression of that moment.
After years of trying to find their 3rd member so that they could rock as a three piece rock band, Comin' Home has accepted the challenge to continue on this path acoustically. Jason Brubaker always said that the litmus test for good song writing is if it translates well acoustically, so they are going to run with that. Losing Jason in April 2020 has changed their direction and focus.
Amberle and Tone have been writing music together since 2014. At the time they were living up in Spokane, WA and were living the "American Dream". Tone had a career as a CDL semi truck driver and Amberle was a stay at home mom. They owned their home and had all the things. In 2015, the Madden's sold off most everything they owned, moved into an RV and left for Florida. They had realized that normal life was slowly killing them. They headed to Florida to make their dreams happen. They had family there that would let them park the RV on their property.
Since they landed in Winter Haven, FL November 2015, Amberle and Tone have spent their time learning what it takes to be a band, writing, playing gigs, and making their life more and more mobile. Through moving into the RV and traveling with their daughter Rogan, they realized that all they want out of life is to travel and play music and for that to be supported by their music and Amberle's art.
In 2016 they started their search for a drummer that fit with them musically, as people and that would be willing to go ALL IN on the music with them. They were blessed to play with some extremely talented drummers, but sadly their vision of the future wasn't compatible with them.
In the beginning of 2019, Jason Brubaker came bounding into their life. They were so doubtful that anyone would be willing to work as hard as they did, wanted to travel as much as they did and were willing to make sacrifices for the music. For the 1st six months with Jason, whenever Jason would say he was ALL IN, Amberle would respond with "After a year, we might believe you."
When 'ALL IN' was recorded, Tone and Amberle started to believe him. He did everything he promised, he made the band his priority and was ready to jump and run when they needed to. He went as far as to take a pay cut and changed jobs so that he would be better equipped to go on the tours that were planned for 2020 and into the future.
They had found their 3rd member with Jason and as fate would have it, sadly he was taken from them right as they were set to release their 1st full length full band studio album. 'ALL IN". Also as fate would have it, the night before he was taken from this world, Amberle and Tone finished recording their full length acoustic album, 'Wide Open'.
The loss of Jason Brubaker was and still is devastating, but it has taught them a lot about what is important and has made it clear what they have to do, not only to honor Jason's memory but to also keep them from drowning deeper in the struggles of life; They are going ALL IN on the two of them, on their music as a duo, on their acoustic work and ALL IN on the Wide Open side of Comin' Home.
For those of you who keep waiting for the band to come back, I am sorry to inform you that it just isn't in the cards... literally. Maybe off in the distant future.
Amberle and Tone are here to share their hearts and souls with you, acoustically.
Thank you to the supporters that have come along on this ride so far and welcome to those of you who are new!
May we all find what we are looking for.