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Fri February 15, 2013
The Giving Tree Band on Java Blend October 27, 2012
The Giving Tree Band's third full-length and most recent release, "The Joke, The Threat & The Obvious," spent multiple weeks on various radio charts (peaking at #15 on the Roots Music Report and #39 on the Americana Airplay Chart).
The songwriting has been best described as having "Dylanesque imagery, John Prine-like aphorisms, and Abbey Road-era Beatles overtones" (The Bluegrass Special). The group has shared the stage with dozens of top acts such as The Avett Brothers, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.
The Giving Tree Band is also “widely considered one of the greenest bands in the country” (The Examiner, Vegetarian Times) and proclaimed by Mother Earth News to be "the greenest band in the land." They have been touring in a bio-diesel bus and donating as much as 50% of their proceeds to charity. The all-vegetarian band uses many eco-friendly instruments such as handmade guitars from reclaimed woods and naturally fallen trees and a drum kit made from sustainable bamboo. Their last album was engineered with 100% renewable solar energy and all of the band's CD's are packaged with 100% recycled materials. The band's music and extraordinary environmental stewardship have been highlighted by media all over the world.