Hackensaw Boys Album Release Show at Gypsy Sally's May 19

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Hackensaw Boys
Hackensaw Boys

Gypsy Sally's presents Hackensaw Boys' DC album release show on Thursday, May 19. Showtime is 8:30 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm. Charismo, ten years in the making, was recorded by DC record label Free Dirt located in Takoma Park, MD.


With feet firmly planted in the old-time song tradition, hands soiled by the dirt of rock n' roll and eyes fixed steadily on the future of real country music, the Hackensaw Boys are among the most exciting groups charting new territory in today's diverse Americana music scene. 


Charismo, the 11-track album feels like the zenith release of the band’s 17 years, gathering their diverse life experiences and myriad of roots influences, and crystallizing them into a magnum opus on the Hackensaw way of being. Traditional Appalachian and Delta music lay the groundwork, but it’s injected with a heavy dose of the contemporary, good-times-roll kind of spit and vinegar the band has become known for over the years.


Produced by Larry Campbell – who has lent his talents to Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, and countless others – Charismo sees the band reeled in and slightly refined, though still as spirited as ever. The songs (all written by longtime Hackensaws David Sickmen and Ferd Moyse) are tinged with an attitude of scrappy resilience, spinning tales and metaphors of everyday, working class struggles and triumphs. With Campbell’s production, the Hackensaw’s somewhat casual, porch-front aesthetic is sharpened around the edges, focusing in on the simple beauty of their melodies and the earnestness in their delivery.


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Gypsy Sally's is located at 3401 K Street in Georgetown. Tel: 202.333.7700