Hazeldine began playing together in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the mid-90's. Shawn Barton, Tonya Lamm and Anne Tkach moved into a house together, not knowing what the desert stars had in store. It didn't take long for them to discover in each other a similar drive to create music. The vocal chemistry between Shawn and Tonya was obvious from the beginning, and song-writing together soon followed. Anne joined the band a few months later. They found the vibe. The name found them. Hazeldine was born.
Three dynamic women with very different histories, Hazeldine drew from the influences each one carried with her to the southwest. The desert is the greatest mirror of the soul, and Hazeldine held the glass up and took a good look. Pooling backgrounds in country, classical, folk, punk, and classic rock, they created something entirely new. Achingly personal stories of loneliness and loss, joy and redemption, Hazeldine's songwriting moves through the listener like a memory. With ....... more