The House String band is an American Roots and Bluegrass band featuring bass, mandolin, and guitar. They have been playing in and around Ohio since 2019. Tip House has been a central Ohio guitar builder and performer on solo guitar and in bands going back to the early 70s. Steve Aby and Martha McNamara are long-time Akron residents, educators, and musicians. Steve is a 35-year veteran on mandolin in bands in the midwest and the east coast, who has toured Europe, recorded on the album "Home Run Man" with Dave Haney and Bay State Bluegrass, and hosted his own bluegrass radio shows on WBFO in Buffalo and WEFT in Champaign-Urbana. Martha McNamara holds down the beat on the bass and hails originally from the east coast, notably playing in the Queen City Cut-Ups bluegrass band from Buffalo, New York.