Hackensaw Boys' tour starts this week21-05-2017
Charismo is the Hackensaw Boys record you’ve been waiting to hear. The 11-track album feels like the zenith release of the band’s 17 years, gathering their diverse life experiences and myriad of roots influences, and crystallizing them into a magnum opus on the Hackensaw way of being. Traditional Appalachian and Delta music lay the groundwork, but it’s injected with a heavy dose of the contemporary, good-times-roll kind of spit and vinegar the band has become known for over the years.
The name of the album is the same as the percussive instrument invented by Justin Neuhardt (who played with the band in its early days) that has been employed nightly since the band’s maiden tour 16 years ago. The charismo is made of recycled wood and scrap – tin cans, hubcaps, and so on – and is constantly broken down and re-assembled as the parts wear out and new ones are found. Much like the fluid, ever-changing nature of the instrument, Charismo shows us that The Hackensaw Boys are always moving forward like a mighty wheel turning, continuing to spread the (not quite) bygone spirit of down-home music to old and new audiences alike.
We're happy to have them out here for a tour in starting this week:
24-MAY: Helchteren (BE) @ JH De Zool
25-MAY: Amstelveen (NL) @ P60
26-MAY: Zeist (NL) @ De Peppel
27-MAY: Diksmuide (BE) @ 4AD
28-MAY: Ottersum (NL) @ Roepaen
30-MAY: Haarlem (NL) @ Patronaat
31-MAY: Tilburg (NL) @ Paradox
01-JUNE: Veenhuizen (NL) @ Coco Maria
02-JUNE: Scheveningen (NL) @ Buiten
03-JUNE: Drachten (NL) @ Jun fan Peije
04-JUNE: Raalte (NL) @ Ribs & Blues
05-JUNE: Kinderdijk (NL) @ De Klok