The Giving Tree Band

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I've mentioned in past posts the encounter that led to an almost two year project photographing the Giving Tree Band as they toured and worked toward completing their fourth album, Vacilador. I was at their studio the night they began recording it and have spent a great deal of time with them through the entire process. Witnessing the recording process, hearing songs transform from the simple strum of a guitar to complete arrangements that can knock a person right over, I've seen band members move on to other things, new members welcomed in, have been with them as they toured sizable portion of this country, and even collaborated with them to produce a music video. I have seen first hand how much of themselves each and everyone of them poured into every aspect of Vacilador and feel immense gratitude for the opportunity to have been part of this special endeavor. So much of who I am has been transformed by the time I've spent around these amazing folks; my work ethic, my outlook on artistry, my perspective on living in and of itself.  I have met and worked with a number of musicians and artists and can say with sincerity that there is no one else out there who walks the walk like them: they are artists through and through.  Tonight these seven men will be at the House of Blues Chicago, officially releasing this album and I couldn't be happier for them.

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[a very quick glance at the past two years:]

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Congratulations, boys. Much love.

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Be sure to check out their album, Vacilador--available on iTunes & Amazon.

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