If anyone knows the value of a hard dollar, it's Hadden Sayers. Several musical generations ago, the native Houstonian singer/guitarist's eponymous band ruled the local blues-rock scene alongside Carolyn Wonderland and Miss Molly & the Whips. He was a fixture at the Fabulous Satellite Lounge and in the weekly columns of our music-editor predecessors, releasing several albums and playing as many as 200 dates a year on the road. Then around 2004, the trouble started. First his momentum was sapped by "a haze of bad business deals, excuses and rip-offs," according to his Web site, one company disappearing literally the day after a handshake deal. After Sayers had relocated to Ohio, where his wife had taken a job, his uncle and drummer Rick Frye collapsed after a gig and died shortly thereafter. Sayers put down his guitar and moved to a decrepit fishing shack, where he met an old stonemason who helped him restore the house — and his confidence — piece by... More >>>
Hadden Sayers invested a lot in his first disc in several years, Hard Dollar.