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"Their own folk and refreshing"

(Paste Magazine)

"Vibrant, propulsively enjoyable"

(Acoustic Guitar Magazine)

"The folksy bliss is the sound of a group playing as one"

(Relix Magazine)

"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"

(Illinois Entertainer)

"A neo-retro take on The Band or the American answer to Mumford & Sons" (Metromix)

"Powerful live shows and unmistakable banjo sound."

(WXRT Chicago)

Festival Plays At SXSW, Wakarusa, FloydFest,  Summer Camp, 
Forecastle, Harvest Festival, Clearwater, Philly Folk Fest, & More

Toured With High Profile Acts Including Joe Purdy, Railroad Earth,
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Leftover Salmon, & More

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

Relix Magazine: November 2011 "Artist On The Verge"

Radio: #39 on Americana Airplay Chart (2010)

Radio: #15 Roots Music Report (2010)


If music is the universal language, then musicians are agents of unity and inclusivity. On FREQUENCY OF LOVE, the 5th studio album of The Giving Tree Band, much of their imaginative American rock 'n roll manifests from lucid dreams.  With all their instruments calibrated to sacred tunings inspired by ancient mythologies of healing and miracles, the Illinois group's new age outlaw sound opens the heart and invites the soul to dance. Loaded with tales of transcendent love and the adventures of warriors of the light, the positive vibrations sail out in all directions carrying the sweet message of harmony and optimism.


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