The Hackensaw Boys are a string band formed in 1999 and based in central Virginia. The band has drawn on many musical influences and are "[k]nown best for rowdy, energetic live shows." Over the last fifteen years, the band's live performances have earned a measure of notoriety in the Mid-Atlantic region. They have performed at U.S. festivals including Berkeley Springs River Days Festival in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia and the Spring Pickin' Bluegrass Fest in Blain, Pennsylvania. The band has toured continuously since formation, but also claims at least twenty former and current members over the same fourteen year period. The current four-piece lineup contains only one original member, David Sickmen (Sickman rejoined the band in 2012 after quitting the band in 2005).