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Hackensaw Boys, ‘Limousin Lady’ [Exclusive Premiere]

Hackensaw Boys premiere Limousin Lady
Courtesy of Free Dirt Records

The Hackensaw Boys are exclusively premiering “Limousin Lady,” from their forthcoming record Charismo, for readers of The Boot.

“Limousin Lady” is three-plus minutes of rowdy American roots music; it’s enough to make your toes tap and wake up your brain during a drowsy moment. The song was written by Hackensaw Boys founding member, guitarist and songwriter David Sickmen and was inspired by a drive around the Virginia countryside.

“This song was written one morning on my way to work, as I was driving along Route 250 East outside of Nelson County, Va., where I grew up. My dog was riding shotgun,” he tells The Boot. “I noticed that all the farm names along the road would make good characters for a song … names like Mirador and Misfit, and places like Patterson’s Field,” all of which are name-checked in the song.

“A little further down the road, I noticed another piece of land, full of a type of cattle, a breed called Limousin. Limousin Lady became the song’s main character,” Sickmen continues. “I suppose the lyrics are in some way a nod to the surroundings I’ve called home over the years, to the undeniable beauty one experiences daily living in the mountains of Virginia.”

The Hackensaw Boys have been making music together for 17 years. Founded in Virginia, the collective gathering of musicians — sometimes featuring up to 20 members! — is currently comprised of Sickmen, fiddler Ferd Moyse, banjo player Jimmy Stelling, mandolin player and bassist Thomas Oliver and washboard percussionist Brian Gorby. Charismo, set for release on April 15 on Free Dirt Records and recorded in upstate New York with Grammy-winning producer Larry Campbell, is the band’s first studio album in almost a decade. It is available for pre-order on Free Dirt’s website.

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