Today’s “Featured Artist and Song of the Day” showcases Yorkville, Illinois’ own, The Giving Tree Band, with their song, “Run Dogs Run,” off their album, The Joke, The Threat, & The Obvious, through Crooked Creek Records. The video was filmed and edited by Kirk Ostojic. This is the band’s third full-length album. The record earned them well-deserved acclaim, as the album shot up radio charts, and really solidified brothers Todd and Eric Fink (who started the band in 2004), as songwriters to be reckoned with. Along with the Fink brothers, band members include: Philzee (Violin), Norm (Mandolin), Woody (Slide), Z (Drums), and Charlie Karls (Bass).
The Giving Tree Band is on tour the end of this month and into May, and then head out on tour with Joe Purdy for a jam-packed month of touring in June, taking them to the East Coast, some dates in Canada, and throughout the Southeast part of the US, before heading back to the Midwest. Be sure to check out their tour dates and head out to a show near you.
The band got its name, The Giving Tree Band, from the Shel Silverstein tale, which has the basis of a relationship between a boy and a tree, a togetherness with nature, if you will. The band has taken that quality to heart, being environmentally conscious, community driven, and all while producing incredible music.
They are currently working on their much anticipated fourth album, and will be a band to continue to look out for as they make their way down the troubadour’s road.
For updates, tour dates, and other news click on their website, you can buy their music on iTunes, and can follow them on their Facebook Page. Until the next show, or until the next time you’ll be able to listen to them, here is The Giving Tree Band, with their song, “Run Dogs Run,” enjoy,