American Babies is a Philadelphia-based band whose music defies easy categorization. Their music shapeshifts between Americana, psych-tinged indie rock and classic rock. They have opened for Bruce Hornsby, Greensky Bluegrass, the New Mastersounds and the Felice Brothers. They have had appearances at Gathering Of The Vibes, Electric Forest, Bonnaroo and the Allman Brothers-founded Peach Festival, as well.
With such a chameleonic existence, it’s unsurprising that American Babies founder/principal member Tom Hamilton’s guiding creative principle is very simple: He doesn’t like to repeat himself artistically. For the multi-instrumentalist, this mindset stems from a deep-seated need to always keep pushing himself as a musician—to delve into different lyrical themes and musical detours, and to explore potentially uncomfortable and unfamiliar emotional places.