Hackensaw Boys Release new Single

'Only On The Brightside' is the upbeat life affirming new single from roots legends Hackensaw Boys.

Hackensaw Boys powerful, positive new single 'Only On The Brightside' is out now. It combines bandleader David Sickmen’s consistently good attitude with his wealth of life experience. Like the song, through the decades of perpetual motion the Hackensaw Boys have always kept it upbeat

Much has been made about Hackensaw Boys ability to constantly push forward in roots music since 1999, and rightfully so. Sure, their collective has at times seen now-famous solo artists such as John R. Millerand and Pokey LaFarge among their ranks. Yes, they’ve shared stages with huge names ranging from Del McCoury to Modest Mouse. But what is perhaps most important about Hackensaw Boys is their steadfast commitment to leading new generations into a world of roots music that honours the legacy of the sound, while finding ways to forge ahead. ‘Only On The Brightside’,  taken from their forthcoming self-titled album due for release on June 24th, is the perfect example of their commitment.

Hackensaw Boys have found a way to spiritually combat the battle of attrition that eventually kills most bands, and it’s a straightforward one. They’ve simply remained true to their mission statement: “to raise a little hell, encourage a more peaceful world, and bring the music back to its roots in a working-class American vernacular.” Twenty three years in, they’re doing their best work. In other words, they keep it on the bright side.