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Hackensaw Boys

The Hackensaw Boys are not a family band. Instead, the name comes from their freewheeling approach to bluegrass and roots music. The Hackensaw Boys play acoustic music with the joyous abandon of a rock band, hacking at their guitars and mandolins, and sawing at their fiddles. The group was formed in 1999 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The original lineup featured Rob Bullington on mandolin and guitar, Tom Peloso on fiddle and upright bass, David Sickmen on guitar, and Bobby St. Ours on banjo and fiddle. The four musicians had crossed paths in the Virginia roots music community, and when Sickmen and Peloso decided to form a new group, they recruited Bullington and St. Ours. Initially, the Hackensaw Boys made their way busking for street traffic, and as their reputation spread, they graduated to club shows and theaters. They also added guitarist William Gage by year's end, as well as percussionist Justin Neuhardt. Neuhardt was responsible for creating one of the group's trademarks, the Charismo, a percussion instrument worn like a rubboard and made from tin cans, hubcaps, and bits of scrap metal.

By 2000, the group had a touring vehicle (a 1964 GMC Motor Coach) and began hitting the road at a steady pace. That year, they also recorded and self-released their first album, Get Some. The Hackensaw Boys soon began to expand, as members drifted in and out of the group. The Hackensaws have included as many as 12 musicians at a time, and according to the band, at least 21 people have been in the lineup at one time or another. In 2002, the Hackensaw Boys self-released a live album, Give It Back, and signed a deal with Valley Entertainment, who put out the band's second studio project, Keep It Simple. (They also reissued Get Some.) Also in 2002, the group took part in the Unlimited Sunshine Tour, a traveling festival headlined and curated by Cake. Sharing the stage with Cake, the Flaming Lips, De La Soul, and Modest Mouse, the tour introduced the Hackensaw Boys to a new and more eclectic audience. (The tour also introduced Tom Peloso to Modest Mouse; Peloso would leave the Hackensaw Boys to tour and record with Modest Mouse in 2004.) In 2003, country music legend Charlie Louvin took part in the Unlimited Sunshine Tour, and recruited the Hackensaw Boys to serve as his backing band. That year also marked the band's first appearance at the Bonnaroo Festival, as well as St. Ours' departure from the Hackensaws.

In 2000, the Hackensaw Boys signed a deal with Nettwerk Records, who released their third studio album, Love What You Do. David Sickmen left the group the same year, though that didn't slow down the Hackensaws' touring schedule, as they continued to play festivals and theaters in America and Europe. Retro-roots artist Pokey LaFarge joined the group in 2006 for a short run before going on to a solo career. The Hackensaw Boys' second album for Nettwerk, Look Out!, arrived in 2007. Not long after it hit the streets, Nettwerk and the Hackensaws went their separate ways, and they self-released their next EP, 2010's The Old Sound of Music, Vol. 1. (The second volume appeared in 2011.) The group had been shrinking into a more practical size during this period, with Bullington striking out on his own in 2011. It wasn't until 2013 that they released a new album, a live set titled Live 'Til the Sweet By and By. (Another live disc, For the Love of a Friend: Live in Kinderdijk, appeared before 2013 was out.) In 2014, banjo player Jimmy Stelling, who had ended an eight-year run with the band in 2007, returned to the lineup, while David Sickmen rejoined the Hackensaws the previous year. Joined by fiddler Ferd Moyse and percussionist Brian Gorby, the Hackensaw Boys once again had a stable touring and recording lineup. In 2016, the Hackensaw Boys returned with their first studio album in nine years, Charismo, named for their trademark percussion instrument. ~ Mark Deming
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Old Sound Of Music Vol. 2

1. Over The Road

2. Do You Care?

3. Knoxville Blues

4. On Our Own

5. Chains On

6. Silver Lining

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Track List: The Old Sound Of Music - Vol. 1

1. Can't Catch Me

2. End Times

3. Spring Fruit

4. Going Home

5. Restaurant Girl

6. Noon Or Midnight

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Track List: Look Out

1. Look Out Dog, Slow Down Train

2. Oh, Girl

3. F.D.R.

4. Baltimore

5. Radio

6. Hobo

7. Gospel Flow

8. Sweet Petunia

9. Sally Ann

10. Too Much Time

11. Blue-Eyed Girl

12. Just One Chance

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Track List: Love What You Do

1. Sun's Work Undone

2. Cannonball

3. Kiss You Down There

4. Alabama Shamrock

5. We Are Many

6. Bordertown

7. High Faller

8. Mecklenburg County

9. Buildings Are the Cages

10. Parking Lot Song

11. Fiddle My Blues Away

12. All Good Dogs

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Track List: Don't Bet Against Me (Single)

1. Don't Bet Against Me

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Wonderful!!
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I live in a college town (Clemson), I'm 68 years old and it is a shame there is no local venue for this type of music.
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Just saw them last night. They were awesome!!!!!
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Good music
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She ain't mine. I want to order a short stack n grits and cry in em.
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saw them last night and would recommend them to anyone if they are playing local
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pnthrfan
Just heard they were coming to my small town in Clayton NC, can't wait to see them this fall!
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scaldwell196 9
These guys are fantastic! Love, Love, Love them! Can't wait to see them in Charlotte this week! Rock on, Boys!!
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agreed. Christopher take that s**t back to youtube where comments like that belong.
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Christopher you suck.
Don't be so close minded. Some people like this. Like me. So keep your opinion to yourself. After all opinions are like a**holes and everybody's got one. =D
Love n Light.
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ya know what? F**K THIS S**T!!! i knew hackensaw boys when they were good. this is absolute crap
i am in a bluegrass band and i wouldnt let my pride put out this horrible record with this horrible singer... all im sayin...
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va represent.
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HELL yeah!!!
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UWEEE, That's some good stuff. Can't wait to see them. Come to Wisconsin!
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if it's TRUE it's good music always
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I just started learning banjo so these guys are a great listen!
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echorovich
If you ever get a chance to see these guys, do it- phenomenal picking and just an amazing blend of so many styles-
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Saw them last night, North Lake Tahoe, FREE show no less. Nobody knew, PR was quiet I guess. They broke the place down, it went from emptyish on a monday night to a moderate sized crowd making a giant sized ruckus and having a giant sized good time. They are so damned good and I love their sound and energy. I will never miss a show. They are one of the best string bands out there now. I listen to sweet petunia at least three times a day.
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Bow down to OCMS you Hackensaw broads
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engagestrate g i e s
The Boys actually played at a small summer concert series our city holds at a local park. I was blown away by their creativity, musicianship and freshness. I love the home-made rhythm contraption. Even though they're young, they have that real authentic old-timey feel and their songs incorporate traditional and new influences. They should be bigger than they are.
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Saw the Boys winter '07 in Petoskey, MI and they pretty much gave a jaw dropping performance. Strangely this was my first exposure to the band but they immediately became a personal favorite. The show was small enough to meet them after and share some libationary tale telling. Truly enjoyed their company. Love What You Do has some terrific song writing.
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C'Ville is blessed to have this band play regularly. They are Awesome every show.
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Couple years ago I saw them open up for Cake in Atlanta, GA. I never had seen heard of them, but they immediately blew the roof off the place. After Cake played, my girl and I both agreed Cake should have been the opening act. As previous comments say, deff incredible live, even if this isn't really your 'style' music.
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Recently the Hackensaw Boys played at The Brick Tavern in Roslyn, WA and were so much fun, AWESOME is a great word to describe their show. Lots of enthusiasm, broken strings (re-strung on the fly) and great music was completed with an off stage accoustic closing. If you get the chance go see them. Their album Look Out is absolutely wonderful.
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These guys came to play at Virginia Tech and had a small crowd, but played their hearts out! They were absolutely incredible!

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