Because Songs Matter


It’s not too often we write about EPs here on ninebullets but 2011 seems to be starting off as the year of the EP, and it’s been since 2007 that we’ve heard anything from these guys.

The Hackensaw Boys are a string band from Charlottesville, Virginia who got their start playing street corners and Saturday morning markets around their hometown. After 6 years of taking the DIY approach they signed with Nettwerk Records for the release of Love What You Do and Look Out. but it seems that with the release of this EP the band is on their own again.

The Old Sound Of Music Vol. 1 is a collection of 6 original tracks which highlight the songwriting of all six members. It is set to be followed by a Vol. 2 sometime early this year. Recommended for anyone who feels that time, popularity and (maybe) Don Was has watered down Old Crow Medicine Show, The Hackensaw Boys bring the Appalachian string band roots with punk rock flowers hard and raw. Check it out if you get a chance.

The Hackensaw Boys - Noon or Midnight     

The Hackensaw Boys’ Official Site, The Hackensaw Boys on Facebook, Buy The Old Sound Of Music Vol. 1


  1. February 14, 2011    

    Did you know Old Crow are from just up the interstate in Harrisonburg, VA? Random fact

    • Bacon Bacon
      November 26, 2011    

      That is actually not true Truersound. Old Crow medicine show is a band comprised of members that come from various locations in the united states. I’m not sure that any of them actually come from harrisonburg. In fact the random fact is that the band old crow cam out of, called Route 11 boys, actually consisted of a few former Hackensaw Boys.

  2. February 14, 2011    

    I did not.

  3. Dave Dave
    February 14, 2011    

    How come the Lady Antebellum album didnt make the essential listening list? You do have less credibility than bernie madoff.

  4. February 14, 2011    

    I’m a freakin’ fraud!

  5. Dave Dave
    February 14, 2011    

    I enjoy some of his music, However I think it is ironic that he is on a soap box trying to “get the music to the fans and break down walls” when he is a DJ on a pay-to-listen radio station.

  6. February 14, 2011    

    and he writes rock music now…

  7. Mark Mark
    February 15, 2011    

    Hackensaw Boys kick ass, and always put on a great show! They rocked the deck ant The Abbey bar over the summer what an awesome time I’m looking forward to the new EP’s.

  8. Ray Miller Ray Miller
    February 16, 2011    

    Check out Jim Waive and the Young Divorcees. Another Charlottesville VA band

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