Of all the instruments I’ve enjoyed over the past few years, the renaissance of the banjo has to be my favorite. More popular bands like Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers were my introduction, but The Giving Tree Band‘s latest song “Cold Cold Rain” is my current favorite use. Handclaps, violin, slide guitar and of course banjo all provide an amped up backing for a story of lost love. The music video is an apt landscape to tell the tale with Mexican folk art (via Cats Like Scotch) that I’ve watched more times than I can count.
The Giving Tree Band is in the process of putting together their next album, Vacilador, and want your help. Head to their Plege Music page to donate and get to know the Giving Tree Band on Facebook.