Greetings, Rock Boaters!
20 Songs Recorded in 20 Venues to Celebrate 20 Years of Music
20 Stages is now available for pre-order at www.sisterhazelmerch.com!
The 20 Stages presale includes individual items, as well as bundled items containing limited edition merchandise and personal mementos from the band.
What is 20 Stages?
20 years, 20 songs. Multiplatinum band SISTER HAZEL celebrates their anniversary with the special collection, 20 STAGES. Comprised of live recordings and videos culled from 20 of the band's favorite venues, 20 STAGES will be released as a 2 CD set and limited edition double vinyl. The set includes hits and fan-favorites such as "All For You," "Champagne High," "Change Your Mind" and "Mandolin Moon" as well as 3 brand new, never released tracks. Additionally, the DVD release features the live performance of each track from stages as diverse as the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA, The 9:30 Club in DC and the main stage on Sister Hazel's Rock Boat cruise in the Caribbean. The DVD features commentary from the band about each song, the venues and the role fans played in choosing both. The limited-edition double vinyl LP is presented in an old-school gatefold sleeve and will include a digital download.
"This collection of songs is as much about the fans as it is about Sister Hazel," said Jett Beres. "We have fans who have been with us for all 20 years and some who have only recently discovered the band. So picking the 20 songs and then deciding which performances and venues to include was a real labor of love."
Half of the video footage for the DVD was shot using GoPro cameras and rigging. Creative camera placement gives viewers unique perspectives from the stage, including mounts on drums and guitars, back stage and audience. Yet another nod to their devotees, footage submitted by fans was also included in the DVD. "The only way we can keep doing what we are doing is having our fans continue to connect and support us," added Copeland.
20 Stages is set to release on October 7th.
As our summer dates come to an end, and we plan to spend some quality time with our families, we want to say THANK YOU for coming out to our summer shows! They were a blast as always!
We realize some time has passed since we've updated you on our partnership with Feed The Children, and we can't think of any better time to do so than now! As you know, we've partnered with Feed The Children for the past year and have been on a fundraising mission for a much-needed feeding center for the community of Los Laureles, Honduras. With the help of our friends, family and most importantly our Hazelnuts, we are thrilled to share with you that WE HAVE OFFICIALLY RAISED THE FUNDS NEEDED TO BUILD THE FEEDING CENTER!
But the good news doesn't stop there. On top of this, we've also raised enough extra funding to implement the systems needed to supply clean drinking water to the community as well!
We are overwhelmed by your willingness to join us in this effort and we can't thank you enough for the support you've not only shown us, but more importantly our friends in Honduras. Our cups runneth over!
As it stands, we have officially broken ground on the feeding center and have a projected completion date for this October. The building will be a two-story building with the top level being home to 5th and 6th grade classrooms, and the bottom serving as their long-awaited feeding center.
We can't wait to return to Los Laureles to share in the excitement with them! And like most things in our lives, it's twice as rewarding when you can share it with friends. So, that's why we want to bring a handful of our amazing HAZELNUTS with us to meet the community that YOU have lent a helping hand to. As we promised from the beginning, any donor who donated $5,000 or more will automatically join us on our trip to Honduras. Along with those donors we will also be randomly selecting a few additional donors (of any donation size) to join us on our trip this fall. We will contact these donors in a separate email - so keep your eyes peeled!
For now, take a moment to look through some of the photos we've received from the worksite. We hope they make you as happy as they make us!
Click here to view the photos on our WORLD page.
With much gratitude,
- Ken, Andrew, Jett, Ryan & Mark
Do you hear the drums sounding off, calling you to the sea? Join us January 24-28, 2015 for The Rock Boat XV and come join our incredible tribe of music lovers on The World's Greatest Floating Music Festival! To celebrate 15 years of The Rock Boat, we're transforming the Norwegian Pearl into a musical tribal fiesta, complete with a mind-blowing lineup. We'll have crazy activities, fierce competitions, wacky theme nights, and rockin' good tunes throughout the day and into the night!
Not only will you find amazing shows and collaborations with your favorite artists, you'll discover the camaraderie between friends, artists, and perfect strangers is unparalleled and impossible to recreate anywhere else. We invite you to come along and experience this adventure for yourself!
Our 4-day quest will begin in Miami and journey to Cozumel, and you'll rock out to a seemingly endless lineup of artists all the way there and back. Sister Hazel will serve as your hosts and will make sure you have the time of your life! Barenaked Ladies and Michael Franti & Spearhead are also excited to be part of this year's journey, along with Will Hoge, Red Wanting Blue, Gaelic Storm, Kris Allen, and loads more! Get ready to tribe it up on The Rock Boat XV!
All your vacation and TRB tribe information awaits you here: www.therockboat.com
Click here for more information on Sister Hazel’s partnership with Feed The Children. To speak to a Feed The Children representative, please call this number 1-800-627-4556 x4065