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The Giving Tree Band, Vacilador


A Spanish word used by John Steinbeck that has no direct English translation. Loosely interpreted, it refers to an adventurer who goes on a quest for something that he knows cannot be found but continues seeking nonetheless. And what is discovered along the path proves to be more valuable than what he was searching for in the first place.

All songs written, arranged, performed, and recorded by The Giving Tree Band. 

Eric "E" Fink: Lead and Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Hammond B3 Organ, Percussion, Harmonica 
Todd Fink: Lead and Backing Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Banjos, Banjolele 
Philip "Philzee" Roach: Backing Vocals, Violin, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Hand Bells, Acoustic Guitar 
Scott "Woody" Woods: Lead and Backing Vocals, Hollow Neck Lap Slide Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar 
Erik "Norm" Norman: Backing Vocals, Mandolin, Grand Piano, Tack Piano 


Zachariah "Z" Oostema: Backing Vocals on tracks 1, 4, 6, 14. Drums on tracks 3, 5, 6. Percussion on track 14 
Karl "Charlie Karls" Kieser: Backing Vocals on tracks 1, 5, 14. Electric Bass on tracks 3, 5, 6. Upright Bass on track 7. 
Patrick Burke: Electric Bass 
Justin "4C" Forsythe: Drums 

Additional Musicians: 


Honna Austin: Violin on tracks 4, 5, 8, 13 
Chad Bell: Trumpet on track 5 
Lauren Canitia: Violin on track 5 
Guadalupe Garcia: Violin on tracks 4, 8, 13 
Andrew Hunter: Trumpet on tracks 1, 4, 13 
Robert "Basement Bob" Isley: Backing Vocals and Claps on track 1 
Cara Janelle: Slide Whistle and Scream Whistle on track 9 
Emily Martin: Backing Vocals and Claps on track 1 
Dion Morales: Viola on tracks 4, 8, 13 
Adriana Salgado: Cello on tracks 4, 8, 13 
Nicole Stark: Backing Vocals on track 5 
Michael Townley: Trombone on tracks 4, 5, 9 
Kristin Vaziri: Violin on tracks 4, 5, 8, 13 

Vocal, String, and Horn Arrangements by Philip Roach.

Additional Notation by Patrick Burke
'Brown Eyed Women,' written by Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia 

Produced by E. Fink 
Assistant Production by Philip Roach 
Executive Producers: Tom & Tobi Staudacher 
Additional Executive Producers: Andrew & Sandra Bell 

Recorded and Mixed at Crooked Creek Studios, Yorkville IL 
Engineered and Mixed by E. Fink 
Assistant Engineering by Scott Woods 

Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles CA 

Album Layout and Design by Brittany Mayer 
Crooked Creek Records Project Manager: Cara Janelle


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