× The Hackensaw Boys are back! "Charismo" release tour hits Europe starting this week!

The Hackensaw Boys are back! "Charismo" release tour hits Europe starting this week!


"Charismo" is the new record from notorious string band pickers Hackensaw Boys. 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 album was produced by Larry Campbell - who has lent his talents to Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, and countless others- "Charismo" sees the band reeled in and slightly refined, though still as spirited as ever. The songs (all written by longtime Hackensaws David Sickmen and Ferd Moyse) are tinged with an attitude of scrappy resilience, spinning tales and metaphors of everyday, working class struggles and triumphs. With Campbell’s production, the Hackensaw’s somewhat casual, porch-front aesthetic is sharpened around the edges, focusing in on the simple beauty of their melodies and the earnestness in their delivery. Starting THIS Saturday the Hackensaw Boys will bringing the album release tour to Europe, probably on their longest overseas tour to date, crossing The Netherlands, UK, Germany, Belgium, Italy and more. Check out all of the dates below!

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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