"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Do yourself a favor...

Okay, I know I've made several references to Sister Hazel over the life of this blog - either through song quotes or while raving about my favorite music... but trust me when I say they deserve every kind word ever written.

I have been so impressed with lead singer Ken Block's dedication to their fans. Several weeks ago, he responded to one of my music posts and today he showed me some love on the Sister Hazel message board by linking my blog post from yesterday. How cool is that? Very cool, my friends. Very cool, indeed.

If you've never listened to their music, do yourself a favor and check 'em out. They're kind of an eclectic blend of alternative, folk and southern rock. Ken's voice is refreshingly unique - it will pull you in and make you crave more. I can literally go days without listening to anything but Sister Hazel or Ken's solo album (which is also fantastic, by the way.) And the lyrics... don't get me started on the lyrics - we'd be here all day! Let me just say I know that there's at least one song you can relate to. The words speak timeless truths, offer bits of inspiration and often tell magnificent stories. You know you're a fan when you can find a song lyric to fit nearly every situation. Or when you find yourself saying, "Oh... that reminds me of this Sister Hazel song..."
So, stop putting it off. Start your Sister Hazel education today. Seriously - start here. Then come back and tell me how much you loved it.

P.S. If you live down here in lower Alabama like me, they're going to be performing at Huntingdon College in Montgomery tomorrow night. I won't be able to make it, but you should definitely go support them. I saw them last year in Troy and they were amazing. :)

9 comments:

Kelly said...

Okay...I can take a hint! I feel like I know Sister Hazel but not sure from where?! I have created a Sister Hazel Station on Pandora and have started listening to it! So far so good...Thanks.

Diane said...

I do love them... they were one of the bands I 'found' when I was (finally) figuring out what I liked and not what I listened to just because my ex did :)

hebba said...

HOW COOL IS THAT?? That they linked to your post? awesome.

Missy said...

I am strictly an Aerosmith girl, but I will check them out for you!!
I love you THAT much!

Jenners said...

Wow! That is seriously cool. Really cool. Like I would be jumping over the moon cool. Maybe you should start a new fanblog!

Kim said...

I've heard of them too but can't put my finger on one of their songs. I am going to definitely check them out now that I know that they really appreciate their fans. A few years ago I went to see a Canadian singer named chantal kreviazuk. This new guy (at the time) Jason Mraz was opening up. He was actually really great. After the concert my friends and I went to a local hangout and him and his band were there as well. There was a table where their albums were being sold. I decided I would first go up to him and tell him that I thought they did a wonderful job and that now I would be a fan. When I approached him, he totally dismissed me. He wasn't even surrounded by a bunch of people. I decided then that there was no way I was going to buy his album.

Andy said...

I'm sad to say I think the only song of theirs I can recall, if I'm right, is "It's All for You," which is a quality song.
Of course, that's like someone telling me that the only song they know from my favorite band, Radiohead, is "Creep." So I need to do some research.

Greg said...

Sister Hazel is way underrated, you're right. Glad someone is fighting the good fight!! :)

Stacey said...

and THIS is why I love blogs! I would have never found a band like this from way up here in Canada. Thank you!