Band of the Day

2012.12.25

The Giving Tree Band

Yuletide greetings from a down-home Americana collective
And it's a hard, it's a hard life to live, when you've got so much to give, and no love in return.
lyrics from Hard Life to Live

Led by enigmatic brothers Todd and "E" Fink, The Giving Tree Band are making their way to the head of a classy class of young American songwriters and performers. The Finks extended their brotherhood to all 7 members and started out with only a collective heart as big as the ocean. They now wield a wide array of instruments from acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitars and banjos to violin, mandolin and pedal steel . A band's band, they all live together, travel together and do everything as one family, harmonizing their voices and lives on and off stage. The Giving Tree Band is not reinventing but simply reuniting rock and roll. With their down-home style, they emphasize the virtue in their fierce virtuosity - approaching each note with integrity, each part with humility, each song with honesty and each show with gratitude. The most common word among reviews is "undeniable" in regards to the chemistry on stage, the energy in the room, and the feeling that something special is happening. With a rare combination of stirring musicianship and exemplary songwriting, the GTB wheel is in full spin and, like their heroes before them, it's also on fire.

The GTB have just released their fourth studio album, Vacilador, on October 2, 2012. The album features a cover of the Grateful Dead's "Brown Eyed Women" which appeared as the #1 song on The Austin Chronicle's "Best Of 2012 (So Far)" list.