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It’s no secret the state of Ohio has deep roots in Black music. Icons such as the Ohio Players, Roger Troutman & Zapp, Tracy Chapman, Babyface, The O’Jays, Macy Gray, Lakeside, and The Deele have all made their indelible mark on the genres of funk, R&B and soul.

The city of Akron itself has contributed both the incomparable Howard Hewitt and James Ingram to the canon of R&B legends. But five distinguished gentlemen from the city are determined to cement Akron as the epicenter of a gospel explosion with their effervescent new sound.

Deaken, Lil’ Bull a.k.a. Buttons, Q, Ty Traxx, and Weezie are Half Mile Home. Their individual and collective journeys down the tempestuous highways of the music industry have led them to a predestined intersection of truth, strength, and unshakeable faith.

The nascent incarnation of Half Mile Home began in the church.

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