Whether you call them new-grass, jam-grass, bluegrass, folk, country, punk, rough and ready roots music, or raucous neo-old-timey spit and vinegar the six piece band known as the Hackensaw Boys are continuing to blow audiences away with their amazing high energy shows. Since it's inception in 1999, the band has toured the US extensively, and performed several successful tours in Europe. Audiences all over have welcomed the band's Americana influences, crafty musicianship, and spirited songs.
As one reviewer put it "The Hackensaw Boys are in no danger of becoming extinct, or worse, irrelevant." They've survived departures and arrivals, blessings and, most importantly, each other. Add to this, thousands of nights in hundreds of clubs from Nashville to Bangor, from Los Angeles to Rotterdam and you begin to get an idea of the dedication and sheer mule-like tenacity that is the Hackensaw Boy ethic. So, whether you catch these guys on the road or pick them up in a store, be sure to check out The Hackensaw Boys the perfect anodyne for the aches and pains of modern life.
The group's latest efforts, The Old Sound of Music, Vol. 1 and The Old Sound of Music, Vol. 2, deliver original material that draws upon the songwriting talents of its members. These six-song collections are the result of recording sessions held at the decaying but comfortable Sound of Music studios on Broad Street in Richmond, VA before it moved to its new location. The recordings were mastered by Grammy award winner Charlie Pilzer at Airshow Mastering in Takoma Park, MD. As with the group's previous album, Look Out (Nettwerk Records, 2007), all songs were engineered by Library of Congress archival audio restoration specialist (and all around good guy) Bryan Hoffa.