Just days after my last post regarding Sister Hazel’s free “20 in 10” album sampler release, they have released another free song sampler album! I don’t know about you, but I could really get used to this. I would also love it if more bands took Sister Hazel’s approach to getting their music to general music fans. Fans who are ready and willing to listen to good music by a band that they may or may not have heard of. I think this approach works on several levels. I feel there is no better way to get your music heard by music enthusiasts than to just give some of it away for free. Especially for a band that is not used to widespread radio play. Specifically for me, it allowed me to listen to a few of their songs off of their newest album release “Heartland Highway” that I hadn’t heard yet. Heartland Highway is the only Sister Hazel album I do not currently have in my music collection and now I definitely feel like I need to buy it.
As far as the music goes, it is another wonderful blend of music from many of their most recent albums. This album is very upbeat and it has me bobbing my head and tapping my feet even as I type! My personal favorite track release on this album is the live acoustic version of “Mandolin Moon” with the crowd clapping along with the song. Once again as stated in my last post, if you haven’t listened to Sister Hazel you should definitely get yourself familiar by downloading both of their free albums below!
I hope we start to see more music artists release tracks for free. I applaud Sister Hazel for for what they’ve done here. This is just a one of many great examples of this group being great to their fans and followers. On top of this, they have offered up personal phone calls and podcasts to their fans as well as getting involved with some great charities. This has helped them sustain for over 15 years with 8 full-length albums while doing over 100 shows a year. It’s no surprise they are rocketing upwards towards nearly a MILLION (that’s 1,000,000) Twitter followers!
Love the concept, love their contribution, and love their music. Kudos
Free Download Link: Sister Hazel - 11411
Also: Sister Hazel - 20 in 10
1. Great Escape (Album)
2. At Your Worst (Acoustic)
3. My Heart (Single)
4. Mandolin Moon (Acoustic)
5. Sail Away (Album)
6. Shame (Album)
7. Feel It (Album)
8. Vacation Rain (Album)
9. Firefly (Album)
10. Work In Progress (Album)
11. This Kind Of Love (Full Band)