Colony House

words/photos Jennie Book

Colony House lit up the stage headlining August Hall in San Francisco on April first in front of a crowd who loved them. Bandmates Caleb Chapman, Will Chapman, Scott Mills, and Parke Cottrell played a 24-song set which included hits “Silhouette,” “O YA,” and “Cannonballers,” and were devoted to entertaining the crowd, with singer Caleb Chapman jumping into the crowd within the first three songs to be among the people. The people loved it and the energy level for the night was set.

This writer/photographer came away from the night with a new favorite song – “Where I’m From” – which made for a quieter moment in the cavernous storied vestibule of August Hall, and felt reverent and meaningful. Not knowing Colony House’s history and after noting Caleb’s wedding band, no alcohol on stage, a few poses on the drum stage with arms to the sky, I wondered if Colony House had some religion infused, and was surprised to read that Caleb and Will are the sons of Steven Curtis Chapman, the famous contemporary Christian artist. The show and the music are not religious, the night just felt spiritual in a way, like a little extra meaning was driving their heart and energy-filled performance.

The Cannonballers Tour hit 34 cities over three months and ended a few nights after this San Francisco show, but a few dates are happening in Canada and TN in the next weeks, plus Bonaroo in June, so you can keep up with their news at and @colonyhouse.