Venue: The Swan


Fairhazel is the moniker of 21 year old Hugh Macdonald. Last year, he had releases with Communion (Bear’s Den, Ben Howard and the likes) and opened for Agnes Obel on the east coast portion of her US tour, as well as that he had some song premieres with The Independent and Clash Magazine. His music has it’s core in folk, but incorporates elements of psychedelic and spaghetti western music, think Harry Nilsson meets Ennio Morricone. 

Fairhazel's music is inspired by the stories of people he meets on travels, and turning those stories into songs. For example, the song Eddie from 7/11 (above) is the story of a 7/11 cashier who would sell alcohol to minors in the ‘80s. Shallow Grave is about a mafioso Uber driver who leaked some New England crime secrets, but then said (read in stereotypical Boston Mafia accent) “but..if I told you too much, you’d be in a shallow grave.”