The Oh Hellos are Maggie and Tyler Heath, intentionally independent, self-produced musicians hailing from Texas. The siblings bend and blend styles and genres into a unique mixture of eclectic folk-rock.
Joined onstage by a rotating cast of characters, sometimes as many as 13, The Oh Hellos weave a sound that is at one moment intimate, the next explosive and joyful.
Raised in a musical family, the Heaths were encouraged to play music together from a young age. Prior to forming The Oh Hellos, Tyler worked as a solo artist, releasing several albums including 2009’s “We’re All in This Together” and 2010’s “Let It Go.” In 2011, the siblings formed The Oh Hellos and released their now-acclaimed self-titled EP. With over 11 million plays on Spotify, the first song on the EP, “Hello My Old Heart,” quickly became a runaway smash that gained unexpected airplay at radio stations nationwide. In the fall of 2012, they released their debut full-length record “Through the Deep, Dark Valley,” which they wrote, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered themselves. In 2013, the group continued to turn heads when all 14 dates of their very first U.S. tour sold out in advance.
Their most recent full-length album, “Dear Wormwood,” is a collection of songs inspired in part by C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters” and Patrick Rothfuss’ “The Name of the Wind.”
The album tells the story of a protagonist trapped in an abusive relationship, by way of letters written to the antagonist. It was recorded, piece by piece, in the house where Maggie and Tyler live and, much like The Oh Hellos’ live performance, the album presents two alternating faces: at times delicate, intimate and affectionate; and at others, soaring, towering and joyfully explosive.
The Backyard Block Party featuring The Oh Hellos is at 8 p.m. March 2 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Food trucks and other local vendors will be on site as part of the Block Party.
Tickets for The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Backyard Block Party featuring The Oh Hellos go on sale today at 10 a.m. and are available at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box offices, ticketmaster.com, all TicketMaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000.
SHOW: Backyard Block Party featuring The Oh Hellos
VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre
DATE: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
TIME: Doors 6:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m.
TICKET PRICES: $20.00 – Advance Tickets **General Admission Standing Room Only**
$25.00 – Day of Show Tickets **General Admission Standing Room Only**
WEBSITE: www.theohhellos.com; www.staugamphitheatre.com
LOCAL CONTACT: Dianya Markovits, Marketing and Community Relations Manager
Dmarkovits@sjcfl.us (904) 209-3751