Spain, The Netherlands and Belgium for Hackensaw Boys15-10-2017
After a successful tour at the beginning of this year we're excited to have Hackensaw Boys back in Europe this month into November. This time they'll be here for shows in The Netherlands, Belgium and Spain.
Before string bands were a “thing” in popular culture, there was the Hackensaw Boys. Before The Avett Brothers were selling out arenas, before Mumford & Sons were becoming the biggest band in music in a given year, before everybody and their brother was growing a beard and wearing suspenders and playing in jug bands, the Hackensaw Boys were mixing bluegrass and old time music with a punk attitude, and reshaping what a modern old school string band could sound like.
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.
19/10: Heerlen (NL) @ Southern Roots Clubnight
20/10: Peer (BE) @ The Other Side
21/10: Utrecht (NL) @ Ramblin` Roots Festival
25/10: Gijon (ESP) @ Sala Acapulco (Casino de Asturias)
26/10: Zaragoza (ESP) @ Rock & Blues
27/10: Madrid (ESP) @ Tempo Club
28/10: Santander (ESP) @ El Almacén de Little Bobby
29/10: Barcelona (ESP) @ Sala Rocksound
01/11: Rotterdam (NL) @ Rotown
02/11: Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis
03/11: Groningen (NL) @ Baxbier / Take Root Pre-Party
04/11: Meppel (NL) @ De Muziekcoöperatie
05/11: Goes (NL) @ 't Beest