Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Jango Song Of The Day-Sister Hazel
Song:All For you
Album:...Somewhere More Familiar
Sister Hazel had their biggest hit in 1997 with All For You. They've had their major label fling and now distribute their own music. They started out in Gainesville, FL in 1993. Lead singer and guitarist Ken Block and guitarist and backup singer Andrew Copeland performed as a duo. Lead guitarist Ryan Newell was in the band Waterdog. Bassist Jeff Beres was playing while studying architechture. And drummer Mark Trojanowski had been in several jazz groups. The group was named after a local nun who ran a homeless shelter. They released their debut CD on their own Croakin' Poets label in 1994. They released their second CD ...Somewhere More Familiar in 1997. But Universal re-released it when Sister Hazel signed with them. The album reached #47 on the Billboard Hot 200 and went Platinum and All For You reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. It's their only pop hit to date though several of their songs have done well in the Adult Oriented market. Their 2000 CD Fortress went Gold but didn't perform as well. Sister Hazel left Universal and have released their own CDs since then. Their latest CD Release came out Aug. 2009 and apparently they have a new CD out this fall. Sister Hazel has built a very strong following with their strong songwriting and musicianship and is a good example of a band that doesn't need a major label deal. Here's the video for All For You by Sister Hazel.