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OLIVER HAZARD is an American indie folk band from Waterville, Ohio. Their music is a ramshakle of uprooted-folk stomp, a chain gang choir of three.

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We are Oliver Hazard - Mike, Griff and Dev - from Waterville, Ohio. Devin works maintenance for the public school system in Toledo; Griff is a terrible salesman, formerly selling copy machines; and I (Mike) work as an instructor for Outward Bound California, just outside of San Francisco. We grew up together and recently reconnected when I came home to visit my family.

We wrote and recorded our first album in three weeks, and we are so excited to share our music and our world with you all. Most of you have never heard of Waterville, Ohio. It’s an old canal town, just south of Lake Erie. If you blink, you’ll miss it. We live next door to a Chinese restaurant run by Henry and Pearl, serving the best (only) hot sake in town; we wrote a song about them.

 We can’t wait to meet you all and hear your stories as we begin to tell ours.

 

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