Interview by Paul Salfen
Oliver Hazard is an indie-folk band from Waterville, Ohio. After accumulating millions of streams on Spotify and the bands performance at Bonnaroo Music Festival, Oliver Hazard slowly began growing their fanbase through the use of DIY performance spaces. The band has since rented out movie theaters and minor league baseball stadiums to produce their own live performances. The trio even started their own music festival, constructing a stage in the middle of their town’s main street.
In growing this grassroots origin story, the band decided to create their own touring model, aptly
named “The Living Room Tour.” In 2018-2019, the band performed in over 60 living room
around the United States. They plan to continue to grow this model indefinitely. In addition to the Living Room tour, the band has secured slots in nationally acclaimed arenas like Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Merlefest, Americanafest, all the while, touring with bands like Old Crow Medicine Show, Mt. Joy, The Band Perry, America, The War & Treaty, Adam Melchor, J Roddy Walson, and many more.
Oliver Hazard’s sophmore album was produced by the masterful Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, Shania Twain, Nora Jones, Of Monsters and Men, Cold War Kids, James Bay, Kaleo, etc).
At their essence, Oliver Hazard is indie-folk seemingly meant to be accidentally discovered.