× Hackensaw Boys' "Charismo" out next week, more European tourdates announced

Hackensaw Boys' "Charismo" out next week, more European tourdates announced


"Charismo", the long anticipated new album by the Hackensaw Boys, set for release on April 15 on Free Dirt Records and recorded in upstate New York with Grammy-winning producer Larry Campbell, is the band's first studio album in almost a decade. In June/July the band will reside in Europe for (one of) their most extensive tours overseas ever, exploring new territories and returning to their most favorite grounds. Scroll down to find all announced dates.

The Bluegrass Situation was the first to exclusively premiere "Content Not Seeking Thrills (Ain't You)". Guitarist and songwriter David Sickmen on the song: "One specific instance that inspired the song was a time when I was dumpster diving behind a grocery store. A store employee opened the lid while I was inside and it startled both of us. He asked me to make sure I shut the lid when I left, and we both were really embarrassed. It sparked this idea of one being ashamed for digging through a dumpster -- even when there's perfectly good food being thrown out -- and how out of place that sense of shame is considering the quantity of food that's wasted every day in the world."

Also Magnet Magazine was granted with a premiere. This webzine has the song "Happy For Us In The Down” for free download. They put it as follows: "This song is the perfect introduction to their simply lovable bluegrass stylings."

Country network The Boot premiered another song called "Limousin Lady". It's three-plus minutes of rowdy American roots music; it’s enough to make your toes tap and wake up your brain during a drowsy moment:

25-JUNE: Rotterdam (NL) @ Pijnackerplein Bluegrass Festival
26-JUNE: Waardamme (BE) @ Muddy Roots Europe
27-JUNE: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
28-JUNE: London (UK) @ Boston Music Arms
29-JUNE: Cardiff (UK) @ The Moon Club
30-JUNE: Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny
01-JULY: Easton (UK) @ Maverick Festival
02-JULY: Utrecht (NL) @ De Beschaving
05-JULY: Hamburg (DE) @ Knust
06-JULY: Flensburg (DE) @ Volksbad
07-JULY: Mannheim (DE) @ Altes Volksbad
08-JULY: Crailsheim (DE) @ 7180 Bar
10-JULY: Deventer (NL) @ Hoogtevrees
12-JULY: Fürth (DE) @ Kunstkeller o27
13-JULY: Lugano (CH) @ Busker Festival
14-JULY: Selestat (FR) @ Le Tigre
15-JULY: Leeuwarden (NL) @ Welcome to The Village
16-JULY: Berlin (DE) @ Cortina Bob
17-JULY: Jablonec nad Nisou (CZ) @ Eurocentrum
19-JULY: Cesenatico (IT) @ Cafe degli Artisti
20-JULY: Arbizzano (VR) (IT) @ Officina degli Angeli
21-JULY: Mantova (IT) @ Arci Festa
22-JULY: Luzern (CH) @ Blueballs Festival
23-JULY: Krefeld (DE) @ Kulturrampe
24-JULY: Lichtenvoorde (NL) @ Zwarte Cross

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