Hackensaw Boys

String Band Classico/Punk/Bluegrass

For almost two decades, the Hackensaw Boys have plowed the asphalt bringing their raw, gritty American vernacular sounds to the music halls and streets across the world. Twenty years later, the group continues their burning hot vision of American roots music into a new age, fueled as much by a rowdy punk spirit as by the traditional masters that first inspired them.

"The band infuses their grassy tornado with brazen punk attitude and catchy pop structure, while simultaneously remaining vehemently sincere."

— Pitchfork

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Interview w/ David

Who would you say influenced you the most in music?

REM was the reason I wanted to start playing guitar. The year was 1986. 


“A Fireproof House of Sunshine” sounds amazing…. How did the album come about?

It was something that came together pretty quickly. We recorded the whole thing in 5 days in Charlottesville. I had the songs and then the fellas in the band all put their touches on it and it really turned out great. 


How did Hackensaw Boys become a band?

4 friends in 1999 that all had an attraction to early 20th century American folk music. 


Any plans for an upcoming tour once this coronavirus mess is over?

Hopefully, we’ll see how it all pans out. 


How did the band get the name Hackensaw Boys?

It’s a play on us hacking and sawing on our instruments. 


If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be and why?

Most folks I’d like to collaborate with have long since past away. 


What is the most useless talent that each of you have?

I can’t speak for the others but worrying is probably mine. 


What is the best concert each of you have been to and why?

Again… I can only speak for myself put Patty Smith was the best concert I’ve ever seen. 


What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

Don’t start the day faster than you want to end it. 


What would you like for your fans to know about you guys?

That we love what we do and can’t wait to get back out on the road and see everyone! 


David Sickmen