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.