So get this: three friends book a show without having any songs written. They then write a bunch of songs and play said show. After that, they win a contest where they can professionally record one song. However, rather than record the one song they decide to record ten songs live, rather than the copy/paste approach of professionally recording. No, this isn’t the plot of a movie, it’s the story of Oliver Hazard, of Waterville, Ohio. The crazy thing is, the album is actually good, really damn good. They’re now travelling the country, sharing their work with music lovers and anyone who’d listen. Ken Grand-Pierre linked up with the trio while they were in New York preparing for two shows at the legendary Rockwood Music Hall.

“You can hear that we’re just learning how to play with one another.”

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