Summer Festivals: The Giving Tree Band Plays in Gondola Square August 23rd
By Grant Johnson
Paste Magazine named them one of "13 Emerging Bands For 2013," while the Austin Chronicle named their cover of "Brown Eyed Women" the #1 Song Of 2012. Who are we talking about? The Giving Tree Band, who are performing in Steamboat Springs August 23 at the Gondola Square Stage.
Led by enigmatic brothers Todd and "E" Fink, The Giving Tree Band are making their way to the head of young American songwriters and performers. The Finks extended their brotherhood to all 7 members who 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.