After performing for a crowd at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday, Sister Hazel headed west to play for another group of North Carolinian fans. The Florida native alternative rock band made a stop at Amos' Southend in Charlotte on Wednesday, January 23.
Original members Ken Block (vocals), Jett Beres (bass) and Andrew Copeland (rhythm guitar and vocals) formed Sister Hazel in 1993. Under independent record label Croakin' Poets, they released their debut self-titled album in 1994. Guitarist Ryan Newell and drummer Mark Trojanowski joined the band soon thereafter and went on to release their first RIAA Certified album ...Somewhere More Familiar in 1997. Sister Hazel has recorded six studio albums since then, with the latest album Heartland Highway being released in 2010.
Sister Hazel's set list contained many popular songs from their early albums, including "All For You," "Change Your Mind," "Mandolin Moon" and "Shame." Also included in their set was the song "Your Winter," which is featured on the soundtrack for romantic comedy movie 10 Things I Hate About You. Sister Hazel ended the song with a segway into a cover of The Beatles very famous song "Hey Jude."
Texas native acoustic artist, Russell Howard opened the evening for Sister Hazel. A Charlotte native artist by the name of Neil Jackson also opened with a short set. Jackson is also a member of North Carolina local band called Beyond the Fade.