Sister Hazel Releases New Album Before The Amplifiers 2 Out Now!
"Before the Amplifiers 2 is a must-listen for Sister Hazel fans both past and present! Not only did it remind me why I fell in love with this band so many years ago but it instantly transported me to a Sister Hazel concert! It's the best kind of live recording and their arrangement on "Your Winter" is absolutely breathtaking! It's a standout for me for sure!" Coti Howell, Nashville Noise
"Sister Hazel took advantage of some forced downtime to reimagine some of their biggest hits, including my personal favorite "All For You," and treated fans to a cool livestream that delivered a live acoustic set full of songs that are sure to please longtime and new fans alike. Now we get to revisit these reworked versions time and time again with the release of Before The Amplifiers 2." Todd Jolicoeur, 100% Rock Magazine
“Sister Hazel’s Before The Amplifiers 2 presents a deep, pure richness that captures every emotion and entices the soul to new heights! Open your being to the beautifully written lyrics, the angelic sounds of the instruments that express their own honesty in every note!” Brenda Lorenz, Tampa Bay Music News
"Just in time for the Holidays... Sister Hazel's new album: Before The Amplifiers 2 (Live & Acoustic with Strings), is a road trip's perfect companion. Sister Hazel is not afraid to tamper with perfection by offering 16 newly-arranged gems from their outstanding catalogue of amazing music." Bill Hernandez, Rockbandreviews.com
"With their latest album, Before The Amplifiers 2, Sister Hazel revisits some trailblazing fan-favorites and includes album tracks that are never-before-recorded. The addition of a string quartet enhances the project, giving the album a fresh-but-familiar sound." Brent Thompson, Southern Stages
Platinum-selling, iconic country/rock band, Sister Hazel releases their new album, Before The Amplifiers 2, today. The album is a 16-track collection of rare acoustic performances accompanied by a string quartet. Taste of Country described the new album as, "a structured setlist for a live audience. The new project features a selection of the band's greatest hits from over the years, as well as a few never-before-recorded songs that fans might only have encountered in live or special settings. The songs come from different eras of the band's storied career, though all of them are appearing in an entirely new context, presented acoustically and against a string arrangement." Fans can order the album on CD and vinyl HERE.
Guitarist Ryan Newell recently told The Country Note, "We have played many orchestra shows with big string arrangements and it always blows me away how strings can take songs to a higher emotional level. This record has a quartet of strings, so it is more refined, but I’m excited about the new arrangements and the new peaks and valleys in the songs. These songs have never been presented this way and I love how they landed."
Before The Amplifiers 2 Track List: 1. "Change Your Mind" (Live & Acoustic) Lyrics & Music: Ken Block 2. "Truth Is" (Live & Acoustic) Lyrics & Music: Ken Block 3. "Follow The River" (Live & Acoustic) Lyrics & Music: Billy Montana, Randy Montana, Andrew Copeland, Jett Beres 4. "That Kind of Beautiful" (Live & Acoustic) Lyrics & Music: Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, Luke Laird 5. "Concede" (Live & Acoustic with Strings) Lyrics & Music: Ken Block 6. "Best I’ll Ever Be" (Live & Acoustic with Strings) Lyrics & Music: Ken Block & Andrew Copeland 7. "When Love Takes Hold" (Live & Acoustic with Strings) Lyrics & Music: Jeffrey East, Jett Beres, Ryan Newell 8. "Your Winter" (Live & Acoustic with Strings) Lyrics & Music: Ken Block 9. "Ten Candle Days" (Live & Acoustic with Strings) Lyrics & Music: Jett Beres 10. "Almost Broken" (Live & Acoustic with Strings) Lyrics & Music: Andrew Copeland, Barry Dean 11. "Sword and Shield" (Live & Acoustic with Strings) Lyrics & Music: Ken Block 12. "Everything Else Disappears" (Live & Acoustic with Strings) Lyrics & Music: Ken Block 13. "Your Mistake" (Live & Acoustic with Strings) Lyrics & Music: Ken Block 14. "Champagne High" (Live & Acoustic with Strings) Lyrics & Music: Ken Block 15. "In the Moment" (Live & Acoustic with Strings) Lyrics & Music: Andrew Copeland & Stan Lynch 16. "All For You" (Live & Acoustic) Lyrics & Music: Ken Block
To celebrate the release of Before The Amplifiers 2, Sister Hazel, has announced new tour dates which include HootieFest: The Big Splash and the Sister Hazel 25th Birthday Bash celebrating the 25th birthday of ...Somewhere More Familiar, the band's first platinum-selling album. All tour dates are available here.
Sister Hazel On Tour: 12.16.21 Jackson, MI - Michigan Theatre - Jingle Jam Live 12.17.21 Zanesville, OH - Secrest Auditorium - Jingle Jam Live 12.18.21 Cincinnati, OH - Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati - Jingle Jam Live 12.19.21 Milwaukee, WI - Potawatomi Hotel The Northern Lights Theater - Jingle Jam Live 12.20.21 Milwaukee, WI - Potawatomi Hotel The Northern Lights Theater - Jingle Jam Live 01.28.22 Cancun, Mexico - Moon Palace Resort - HootieFest: The Big Splash 02.04.22 Walhalla, SC - Walhalla Performing Arts Center 02.05.22 Huntingdon, TN - Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center 02.19.22 Chicago, IL - Chicago House of Blues - Sister Hazel 25th Birthday Bash 02.20.22 Chicago, IL - Chicago House of Blues (Brunch Show) - Sister Hazel 25th Birthday Bash 02.24.22 Falls Church, VA - State Theatre 02.25.22 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Wolf Den 02.26.22 Wilmington, DE - The Queen 02.27.22 Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater 09.06-13.22 Germany/Amsterdam - Storyteller Series Rhine River Cruise
About Sister Hazel:
Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called "one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years" by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song "All for You," topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status. Since then, the band has become firmly established not only in rock and alternative music, but now in country with four back-to-back Billboard Top Country Albums Chart entries. They have most recently co-produced a cleverly themed EP compilation series entitled “Elements,” that includes a bonus seventh track that continued throughout the series. Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band was a pioneer in the themed cruise industry by co-founding "The Rock Boat" and annually hosts events like the “Hazelnut Hang,” and "Camp Hazelnut" that focuses on creating unique experiences and interacting with the fans. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media having amassed over a million social followers. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with “Lyrics For Life.” Founded by singer Ken Block, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.