Home Free is an American a capella group, for those who don’t know anything about them. Originally, the group was started by Chris Rupp and his brother Adam and it featured three other singers. All were in their teens at the time (in the year 2000) and they were from Mankato, Minnesota.
One problem they had to surmount is that they didn’t have a dedicated bass singer. Several people came and went, singing the bass part. In 2013, the group consisted of Austin Brown, Adam Rupp, Rob lundquist, Adam Chance, and Tim Foust.
In 2013, they competed in The Sing-Off with those five and won the competition. Tim Foust was the Bass singer they needed.
Tim is a true bass and sings even very deep bass effortlessly. What sets Tim apart from so many other bass singers, aside from the fact that he doesn’t need to strain to hit those low notes, is that he has a remarkable vocal range and he is one of the lowest bass singers in the world.
Tim not only sings bass easily, but he also has no difficulty singing baritone. As if that isn’t enough, Tim can sing tenor. As a former tenor singer who now sings bass, I can assure you that it isn’t easy to sing such a range. In fact, I can’t sing the low notes Tim sings and I can no longer sing tenor.
If there is one bass singer I’d most like to emulate, it would be Tim Foust. I simply can’t give higher praise than that.
This song is Angels Among Us and it shows some of Tim’s vocal range. Listen to the harmony. If you’d like the follow the lyrics since the song has a wonderful message and one that I agree with because I’ve experienced it, these are the lyrics:
I was walking home from school, on a cold winter dayTook a shortcut through the woods, and I lost my wayIt was getting late, and I was scared and aloneBut then a kind old man, took my hand, and led me homeMama couldn’t see him, oh but he was standing thereAnd I knew in my heart, he was the answer to my prayersOh I believe there are, angels among usSent down to us, from somewhere up aboveThey come to you and me, in our darkest hoursTo show us how to live, to teach us how to giveTo guide us with the light of loveWhen life held troubled times, and had me down on my kneesThere’s always been someone, to come along, and comfort meA kind word from a stranger, to lend a helping handA phone call from a friend, just to say, I understandBut ain’t it kind of funny, at the dark end of the roadThat someone lights the way, with just a single ray of hopeOh I believe there are, angels among usSent down to us, from somewhere up aboveThey come to you and me, in our darkest hoursTo show us how to live, to teach us how to giveTo guide us with the light of loveThey wear so many faces, show up in the strangest placesTo grace us with their mercy, in our time of needOh I believe there are, angels among usSent down to us, from somewhere up aboveThey come to you and me, in our darkest hoursTo show us how to live, to teach us how to giveTo guide us with the light of loveTo guide us with a light of love
This was a song written and performed originally by the musical group, Alabama.