“The Hazards are bringing a new excitement to an old style of music… they somehow seem to channel the spirit and drive of the great early bluegrass bands, while adding a bit of their own unique personalities to the musical brew”.
The group began as a duo, featuring Matt Geiger on guitar and Eric Knowles on banjo, playing and singing the music they loved: traditional bluegrass and mountain music from the Appalachians. They soon attracted not only an enthusiastic following of fans, but also other like-minded and very talented musicians: Gregg Bowers came in on mandolin and vocals, followed shortly by Dave Repass on bass, and lastly, Mark Baker on dobro and vocals. Some of it was fate, but each new member possessed the same rare rhythmic “feel” and drive. The magic was astonishing to experience… an irresistible force that appeals to your heart and soul!