‘90s rockers Sister Hazel return to Leesburg on Saturday night on the first leg of a nationwide tour supporting their newly released EP, “Fire.”
The Gainesville, FL, band rose to national prominence in 1997, when “All for You” topped the adult alternative charts as a summertime hit and propelled their second album, “… Somewhere More Familiar,” to platinum status.
The band is not one to simply feed the audience’s appetite for nostalgia of decades past. Recently, it’s been finding success on the country charts and the new six-track EP (with a bonus seventh tract) is the follow-up to the band’s Billboard-topping EP’s“Water” and “Wind.” It features tracks written with top county music songwriters Monty Powell and Jennifer Hanson, as well as two co-written with Loudoun singer-songwriter Todd Wright.
Since the Feb. 8 release, the EP has climbed onto the Independent Artists, Americana, and Country charts.
One of the first songs getting airplay from the new recording is “On and On.” The song was written by guitarist Ryan Newell with Wright and another performer familiar to Loudoun audiences, Mike Meadows, the Nashville musician who will be performing in Hamilton later this month. “This song is about a commitment to someone very special,” Newell said. “The person who is always there for you.”
Newell and Wright also penned “She’s All You Need.”
Those in the Tally Ho Theater audience Saturday night are likely to see a spotlight put on that collaboration. Wright is on the bill to open the show.
Tickets are $25-$75. Doors open at 7 p.m. For details and tickets, go to tallyhotheater.com.