New Music | The Giving Tree Band – Cold Cold Rain
by Ryan Doyon, a music loving, world traveling, beer drinking, hockey fanatic. If you're in a band then he wants to know about it.
Chicago area boys The Giving Tree Band released their fourth album, Vacilador, this past Tuesday on Crooked Creek Records. The new album offers up a warm helping of Americana with a generous side of folk rock, served with soothing harmonies, fiery fiddle and banjo picking goodness. Fink brothers Eric and Todd created the band in 2003 after disbanding their previous group, Stone Samahdi, to steer their sound in a new direction.
The first album as The Giving Tree Band, Unified Folk Theory, was released in 2007. Coming in at 33 tracks, that first release solidly redefined the brothers sound and started the band on the path to roots rock stardom. Vacilador is the music of a band embracing the down home, country vibe and having a lot of fun in the process. Nothing brings a band together better than spending lots of time on tour, hauling your equipment from stage to stage, and making new fans in every state. The Giving Tree Band knows this philosophy well, having spent most of 2010 on the festival circuit, and the songs on Vacilador celebrate the sound of the American road.
The guys play a show tonight at the House of Blues Chicago for the lucky hometown crowd, and will continue on their tour of the Midwest into December. Having already passed through our fair city, with a show at the Middle East this past June, we’ll have to hope that The Giving Tree Band makes their way back to Boston in 2013.
Check out the great track “Cold Cold Rain,” off the new album Vacilador, above and be prepared to stomp your feet and clap along to the sound coming from your speakers.