Above: Image of Sister Hazel.
Sister Hazel’s creative train just keeps rolling. They are still cranking out albums even after their 15-plus-year career.
Combining elements of acoustic rock, folk, and jangle pop, Sister Hazel formed in 1993 in Gainesville, FL. The band’s five members all boasted ties to the city’s local scene; vocalist/guitarist Ken Block and guitarist/vocalist Andrew Copeland canvassed the coffee shop circuit as a duo, lead guitarist Ryan Newell honed his chops with the local band Waterdog, bassist Jett Beres studied his instrument while pursuing a degree in architecture, and drummer Mark Trojanowski played with several Florida-based jazz ensembles before pursuing a career in pop music. They are constantly forging an earthy, melodic sound that highlights the band’s vocal harmonies.