You could call them earth angels. All bets were off for the band Sister Hazel as they put everything on the line for a band of stray cats (the creature variety; not the music-making human kind). After making an over 800-mile journey, the platinum-sellers discovered and rescued six adorable kittens trapped in their tour bus. No word if any of the kitties had hazel eyes (or even if they were sisters) but they are all resting comfortably. Purrhaps the group should re-make their hit video into an all-kitten version? Or maybe that's just nuts. -TCC
Lead singer and guitarist for the band, Ken Block, described it as, "the CRAZIEST thing ever!"
He recalled, "One of our crew guys came into the venue last Friday afternoon and told Kurt Pfister, our production manager, he heard a weird noise coming from somewhere in the bus that sounded like cats. Kurt told him we have been having problems with the air compressor and that’s probably what it was. He went out, heard something, shut everything down on the bus, and shockingly heard meowing. The cries were tracked down to the front battery compartment of the bus where it was opened to find SIX kittens. Kurt then called the bus owner to get some advice about the easiest way to get to three of them that we couldn’t reach. The owner then told him that the mother cat lives in an old abandoned bus on the tour bus company's parking lot in Nashville, TN and she had six kittens a couple of weeks ago. So she must have moved them into our bus. Luckily, one of the employees of the venue in Ocala, FL runs an animal rescue, so she took them to get fed and checked out!! They seemed okay, but I can’t imagine how loud and windy it was when the bus was on the road!"
All kitten aside - catch Sister Hazel near you on one of their many upcoming tour dates (schedule below) - one of which is a stop-in on the famous Grand Ole Opry (complete with after-show signing)! and pre-order their new EP Earth (out September 6th) now. The fourth installment of their themed EP compilation series entitled “Elements,” this newest EP is the final volume of the collectible compilation series and finishes the bonus seventh track that has continued throughout the series. Each track on Earth was written by Sister Hazel with other notable writers Darius Rucker, Barry Dean, Randy Montana, and more. It was co-produced by Ben Jackson and Sister Hazel.
The EP features the rollicking mixed-blessing tune "Good For You" (as in "good for you, bad for me"), co-written by Billy Montana. "Good" has already received airplay on the legendary 650 WSM. Click here to order the EP from Amazon. Additionally, a tree will be planted for every Earth bundle purchased: http://shopcampuscustoms.com/sisterhazelmerch/shop/home
For full track listing and songwriter credits see below (click "read more"). Earth sprouts six new standout tracks.
EarthTrack List: 1. "Raising A Rookie" (Andrew Copeland, Darius Rucker, Barry Dean)
2. "I Don't Do Well Alone" (Ken Block, Jerry Flowers)
3. "Slow Lighting" (Andrew Copeland, Jett Beres, Barry Dean)
4. "Memphis Rain" (Andrew Copeland, Jett Beres, Billy Montana)
5. "Good For You" (Andrew Copeland, Billy Montana)
6. "Follow The River" (Billy Montana, Randy Montana, Andrew Copeland, Jett Beres)
7. Elements IV "Remember Me" - (Ken Block)
08.22.19 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
08.23.19 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues Orlando
09.04.19 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry SIGNING COPIES OF EP IN OPRY SHOP(MUST PURCHASE OPRY TICKET)
09.05.19 Boston, MA City Winery
09.06.19 New York, New York Sony Hall
09.07.19 Falls Church, VA State Theatre
09.12.19 Hartford, CT Infinity Hall
09.13.19 Fairfield, CT The Warehouse
09.14.19 Plymouth, NH Flying Monkey Performance Center
09.16.19 St.John's, NL Iceberg Alley Performance Tent
09.20.19 Gainesville, FL Lyrics for Life 2019
09.26.19 Columbia, SC Central Energy (Rock 4 Recovery)
09.27.19 London, KY World Chicken Festival
09.28.19 Winston-Salem NC BB&T Ballpark 10.02.19 Annapolis, MD Rams Head on Stage
10.03.19 Hopewell, VA The Beacon Theatre
10.04.19 Hampton, VA The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery
10.05.19 Huntersville, NC Hops and Hogs Festival
11.19.19 Tallahassee, FL Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
11.21.19 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
11.22.19 Kansas City, MO Ameristar Casino KC - Star Pavilion
11.23.19 Birmingham, AL Iron City
12.14.19 Chicago House Of Blues
12.15.19 Chicago House Of Blues
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