Since Tiffany Arbuckle and her band gelled together
shortly after the recording of the first self titled album, and
then hit the road in 1997 and 1998 with multi-platinum-selling
labelmate Jars of Clay, all the while watching Plumb sales climb
to over 100,000 units out there, life has been one wild ride.
Now, with the release of a sophmore project on essential records,
she and the band sound as though they've had a minute to catch
their breath, stretch, think over things a bit, and expand the
signature aggressive sound.Tiffany comes to the front on Candy coated waterdrops,
often intoning words and stories like a more impassioned Suzanne
Vega, with a nod towards influences stretching from Patty Griffin,
Alanis Morissette and Garbage, to Sarah Mclachlan or Sheryl Crowe. But, despite stretching, growing, and changing, one
aspect of Plumb that remains rock solid and constant is Arbuckle's
overriding mission to shed light upon dark places's, especially
subject matter many artists, and Christians especially, don't
feel comfortable addressing.
Hi. Just caught a snippet of 'God-shaped Hole' while
watching Bruce Almighty and had to stay till the end of the credits
to see who was singing it. Great voice, great image.
Rev. Gareth Hill, Methodist Minister in Wadebridge,
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It was in Septmeber of 1998 when I first met Tiff,
Mike, Tracey and Paul. I, then, was a drug addict but loved music.
I had sampled their cd by chance, or so I thought. I listen to
their self titled cd and felt something I had never before when
I heard "Willow Tree" myself. As a singer myself, I was intriged by Tiffany's
voice and her lyrics seemed to tell a story of my life. If you
recall in Willow Tree, its about someone who is suffering from
alcoholism. I loved the part when it says "Through my selfishness, I couldn't see where you were coming from, It took your leaving
to see, to see what I'd become, you saw past all the things I've
done." These words did something to me, spoke to me, or whatever
you want to label it. It freed me, I had to get away from the
drugs and get into God. I met Tiffany severals times but that
first day in Sept., 1998 she had me on stage with her to sing "Willow
Tree". I don't really know quite how it happened but it saved my
life.Since then, I consider Tiffany, Paul, Mike, and
Tracey, friends of mine, they have even helped my older brother
and shown him and myself so much love. There is something more
than just music they are sharing, if you listen and if you stay
true fans to them, they will re-pay you ten fold.
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Plumb is peachy!Howdy! Plumb is a very interesting group and I must
say I like them! One thing that stood out a lot with me, about
tier music, was the fact that there were songs about love and
not sex! I think somebody FINALLY got the picture! I was so grateful
I nearly cried! I do have one question, though. What is DrugStoreJesus
about? I mean, I just don't get it no matter how many times I
listen to it?
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Plumb has been such a inspiration to me and has
helped me go through the bad times when I was at rock bottom.
Tiffany Arbuckle puts so much emotion and emphasis on her lyrics
it is just breathtaking! She has taught me that the lord is there
in every way and always will be. She is an inspirational musician
and I hope there is more of her music to come! Thank you and God Bless!
Sincerely, Cara A
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Hello my name is Cara, and I recently gave my life
to God. I have never been so proud of myself, because it was something
I did on my own. Without the guidance of anybody except the lord.
I first accompished this by being introduced to a church that
has never made me feel more welcomed. Through out a time period I started going to church
and listening to Christian rock. There has been one group that
has just stuck with me and that is Plumb. They are a very talented
group and a very spirited one at that! Tiffany Arbuckle has inspired
me not only with her music but with her voice as well. She tells
the story with her voice, and emotions. So give a listen towards Plumb, they are the best!