The Giving Tree Band is an American indie folk-rock group started in 2004 by brothers Todd and Eric Fink and based in Yorkville, Illinois. The band uses a multitude of acoustic instruments including guitar, banjo, upright bass, violin, mandolin, slide dobro, dulcimer, ukulele, harmonium, harmonica, glockenspiel, drums and percussion. During their November 3, 2008 appearance on Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, host Michael Johnathon described them as having "the spirit of Pete Seeger with the musical abilities of The Band."
The Giving Tree Band is also known for extraordinary environmental stewardship and eco-friendly music production.They use a number of instruments that were handmade from naturally fallen trees and reclaimed woods. They have recorded with renewable energy and package all their CD's with 100% recycled materials.The band's second full-length album, Great Possessions, was released on August 18, 2009. It was recorded with 100% solar energy at the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo, WI.During the recording session, the band camped in a nearby state park and commuted over 500 miles by bicycle.The Chicago Sun-Times has called the upcoming CD the "greenest of albums." National and international environmental media, such as The Discovery Channel and Mother Earth News, have also highlighted the band's activism