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Heavy (Shakespeare's Sonnet # 50)
by Haze & the Transients

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Haze & the Transients: Fun, refreshing, and just a little quirky, Haze & The Transients,, is a female-fronted acoustic band based in Richmond, Virginia. The band features two strong vocalists who alternate lead and harmony roles, backed by acoustic guitars, upright bass, piano, and a stripped-down drum kit. Refusing to be pigeon-holed into a single genre or mood, their music encompasses upbeat folk-pop tunes like Van Morrison’s “Come Running”, the driving alt-country of Kathleen Edwards’ “Back to Me”, the laid-back blues of Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason”, the rollicking swing of April Smith's "Wow and Flutter", the heart-wrenching pathos of Patty Griffin’s “Making Pies”, the percussive mayhem of K.T. Tunstall’s “Black Horse and a Cherry Tree”, and a surprisingly sultry rendition of The Police’s “Roxanne”. Ever-popular original tunes include "Bookstore Crush" and "Margarita Song (for a Republican)". The band focuses on playing truly great songs, some well-known, many obscure, but with a consistent strong emphasis on melody, harmony, and intelligent lyrics. This is a band that is in it for the pure love of music, and they are equally at home playing intimate venues, outdoor festivals, or on their own back porch.

Members: Kirsten Hazler - vocals/guitar, Jolie Harrison - vocals, Chris Ludwig - lead acoustic and electric guitars, John Dacey - electric and upright bass, Johnny Towns