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The Give

by The Give

Beautiful vocals, acoustic guitar, great melodies and songwriting.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. Tommy's Place
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2. Can't Look Up
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3. Seven Years
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4. Look What I've Made
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5. You're All Mine
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6. Hurricane Larry
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7. Foggy Night
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8. Lebanon
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9. Scarlett
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10. The Only
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11. Yes, But
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12. Damnation
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Album Notes
The Give originates from Fairfield County, CT.

The band was first formed in 2002 by Jon Saxon (songwriter, guitarist) and Don Cohen (poet, lyricist & therapist).

Jon and Don needed great vocals and melodies to deliver their songs and the group gelled when Sarah Peterson joined in 2006. She brings emotion, unique harmonies, and memorable melodies to the music.

Jeff Owens (drums, backing vocals) and Dan Berg (bass, backing vocals) add color and creativity to The Give's "indie" sound.

The current cd released on CD Baby and iTunes is the group's first. It is an acoustic collection that we think you will find unique.

The Give is available for live shows.


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Mark Trinkley

Better than Pepe's Pizza with my favorite toppings!
These songs carry themselves with vocals and acoustic guitar alone! Great lyrics, nice chord changes and talented vocals that touched a chord in me just listening to the sample tracks. These artists have the recipe for success. A few more toppings in the form of bass, drums, and a 2nd 6 string would attract down the street even on a rainy night!

well done!
really nice vocals!
Cool slide guitar on Damnation.
love the songs.

Congratulations on an amazing beginning to what will surely be more fine success!!! More, More!

Zach P.

A Glimpse into beauty
Perhaps one stumbles on a sliver of perfection by chance, or by mistake. No matter where people have found the Give, it has stuck true to its name and given its listeners a glimpse into an album that harkens to the deepest, most innocent parts of the human condition. From hauntingly simple and emotional songs headlined by the chilling "Tommy's Place" and followed by "Foggy Night," "Look What I've Made" to an insightful and lyrical ballads from "Seven Years" to "Lebanon" and "Damnation," the Give captures something that can bring back even the most disillusioned person back to the simplistic beauty of the world. Sarah Peterson's voice emanates the same innocent tones that mirror Art Garfunkel's wonderful voice, sending shivers up the spines of all listeners. Much like Simon and Garfunkel, the Give is more than a band--it is a group of musical poetry. Each of its words has substance and meaning, and a high ceiling of future progress. Much like Simon and Garfunkel's debut album, "Wednesday Morning Three AM," the Give has limitless potential to add to their sound and to their beautiful lyrics.

Don Cohen and Jon Saxon have certainly pioneered something that should be looked at something they've "made." Perhaps the acoustic guitar and chilling vocals are the cornerstone of this band, but much of the soul comes from the blending of different sources it seems--the poetry and ballads of Don Cohen, whose lyrics evoke memories of simple days playing stickball in the street, to the sweet and poignant voice of Ms. Peterson.

The Give is more than a great debut album--it is a microcosm of greatness. Much as Bernard Malamud proved with his first, and seminal novel, The Natural, the first time is the charm for the Give. Yet, as we peruse their CD, you can't help but feel that listening into the songs is a stolen pleasure, a ray of sunshine, and certainly a gift from the gods of innocence, childhood, and beauty.

Abby Peterson