People Museum is an alternate pop group formed in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. The creators of People Museum, Jeremy Phipps (producer / trombonist) and Claire Givens (composer / singer), met in 2016 after both being away from New Orleans, and both were eager to start a new project that incorporated the feelings of New Orleans in a non-literal way. The name was created while watching Grammy nominees walk to dressing rooms through a large glass window along with a crowd - "It’s like a people museum."
Claire Givens is the daughter of an operatic singer / baptist music minister and classically trained pianist / choral teacher. She learned to sing in churches of rural North Louisiana. Jeremy grew up playing trombone in New Orleans marching bands and traditional jazz groups. He has been able to translate his experiences and skills on tour with Solange, Rubblebucket, and AlunaGeorge, and Claire still works in the classical music world. Their shared affinity for pop production, tradition, and unique experiences of the south has created a blend of styles that has made People Museum a collection of sounds not often brought together.
After writing songs for a full year, People Museum started making a name for themselves performing around New Orleans. In 2017 they performed on the national concert series Sofar Sounds. Their debut album “I Dreamt You In Technicolor” was
released in fall 2018.