Led by enigmatic brothers Todd and "E" Fink, The Giving Tree Band are making their way to the head of a classy class of young American songwriters and performers. The Finks extended their brotherhood to all 7 members and started out with only a collective heart as big as the ocean. They now wield a wide array of instruments from acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitars and banjos to violin, mandolin and pedal steel. A band's band, they all live together, travel together and do everything as one family, harmonizing their voices and lives on and off stage. The Giving Tree Band is not reinventing but simply reuniting rock and roll. With their down-home style, they emphasize the virtue in their fierce virtuosity - playing each note with integrity, each part with humility, each song with honesty and each show with gratitude. The most common word among reviews is "undeniable" in regards to the chemistry on stage, the energy in the room and the feeling that something special is happening. With a rare combination of stirring musicianship and exemplary songwriting, the GTB wheel is in full spin and, like their heroes before them, it's also on fire.
Management: Arnie Weil, Crooked Creek Records
Booking: Keith Levy, New Frontier Touring
Publicity: Chris Vinyard, Big Hassle Media
"Their own folk sound...new and refreshing"
"Vibrant, propulsively enjoyable"
(Acoustic Guitar Magazine)
"The folksy bliss is the sound of a group playing as one"
"Doing everything one can not to lose sight of the bigger picture"
"Diving around like ninjas while playing delicately crafted musical treasures"
"Levon Helm's surely smiling down from heaven"
"A neo-retro take on The Band or the American answer to Mumford & Sons"
"Amassing fans and praise from all the right places"
"The Giving Tree Band is the real deal"
(The Huffington Post)
"The Giving Tree Band gives their audiences their all"
"Vivid, enigmatic and haunting"
(Deep Roots Magazine)
"Powerful live shows and unmistakable banjo sound"
"Everly Brothers quality harmonies"
(Alternate Root Magazine)
"GTB appeals to a broader range of music lovers"
(The Onion A.V Club)
Paste Magazine: #9 in "13 Emerging Bands For 2013"
Deep Roots Magazine: #1 in "Elite Half Hundred Albums Of 2012"
Austin Chronicle: #1 Song Of 2012 (Brown Eyed Women)
Acoustic Guitar Magazine: March 2011 "Player Spotlight"
Acoustic Guitar Magazine: 2010 Albums Of The Year List
Radio: #39 on Americana Airplay Chart (2010)
Radio: #15 Roots Music Report (2010)