Crabby BIll's (Tampa)
Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL 33615
3:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
Sister Hazel's creative train just keeps rolling. Last year's well-received "Release" reached the band's highest ever spot on the Billboard Album Charts, topping even their platinum disc "Somewhere More Familiar," and they are keeping the momentum going with "Heartland Highway," marking the band's quickest album-to-album turnaround in their 15-plus-year career. The group's 8th full-length, "Heartland Highway" reflects a rootsy journey for both the band and the listeners. Beres describes the album as "American road trip music" while Copeland suggests, "It's one of those discs you can put on and listen to front to back." The disc ebbs and flows between rockin' tracks (Block's "Great Escape" and Copeland's "She's Got A Hold On Me" and "Where You're Going") and more poignant numbers (Newell's "Far Away" and Block's "Saddest Song [Not Coming Home]"). The band still hits the road regularly, doing around 100 dates annually, but they also find other avenues to maintain close ties to their fans. The band's Rock Boat excursion, the world's largest floating music festival, celebrated its 10th anniversary this past January. After all their years together, the band is feeling like they're reaching new milestones with "Heartland Highway." "We are all in groove. We have all things rolling along," asserts Block, with Newell seconding that emotion: "I feel like we are stepping into our heyday."
$16.50 - $24.50