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Hackensaw Boys

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The Hackensaw Boys first began playing their joyful blend of old-time and bluegrass-tinged string-band music on the streets of Charlottesville in the autumn of 1999. Far from limiting themselves to the old-time canon, however, the Hackensaws have been first and foremost a band of songwriters. Their music, while drawing upon the spirit of the mountains, is sophisticated and informed by the best elements of punk rock and classic country music. As one reviewer put it: “Imagine the Carter Family meets the Ramones and you begin to get the picture.”

Their current line-up exists of:

Rob ‘Mahlon’ Bullington: mandolin, guitar, vocals
Jimmy ‘The Kooky-Eyed Fox’ Stelling: banjo, fiddle, vocals
Jesse ‘Baby J’ Fiske: upright bass, accordion, harmonica, guitar and vocals
Justin ‘Salvage’ Neuhardt: charismo, spoons and vocals
Ferd “Four” Moyse: fiddle, upright bass and vocals
Ward ‘Cousin Spits’ Harrison: guitar and vocals

They are sometimes joined live by founding member Tom ‘Pee Paw’ Peloso on fiddle, upright bass and vocals.

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  • loneDillo

    sweet

    26 Mar 2009 Reply
  • datiswous

    I was realy lucky seeing them live in Amsterdam (Paradiso) after going to another concert there. I didn't realy know them jet. Fantastic.

    16 Jan 2009 Reply
  • sanske

    if you like The Hackensaw boys check out The .357 String Band, they pretty much sound the same, strangly last fm doesn't list them as similar artists

    11 Jan 2009 Reply
  • katiesomething

    looove ya'll.

    25 Aug 2008 Reply
  • mel-opho-be

    Our Hackensaw Boys photos and review from the Pickathon festival are up on the site!

    7 Aug 2008 Reply
  • koebes

    yup, indeed.

    3 Jun 2008 Reply
  • artsygeek

    It would be nice if Last.FM would put all of the different Hackensaw artists, including Hackensaw Boys (and Hackensaw Boys, The and so on) into one set of aliases for one single group...

    11 Jan 2008 Reply
  • rhunlimited

    they freakin' rock! I put them on my blog, TheTattle.com

    18 Nov 2007 Reply

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