OLG’s “house band” is The Legendary Trainhoppers, an American band from Fort Wayne. (Full disclosure: Matt Kelley plays guitar and mandolin and writes songs in the band.) The band writes, rehearses and performs in The B-Side at One Lucky Guitar, the small listening venue within our office.
Over 2019–2020, the band released three EPs, and during the pandemic wrote and recorded five new songs. All of that material has been compiled on the double-album Hard Times, which features 18 songs over two discs, along with a bonus DVD featuring a documentary, live performances and more. You can buy the record here, or, of course, stream it on Spotify and Apple.
The record was extensively covered in The Journal Gazette.
The accompanying documentary, A Slight Sleight of Hand, was produced by OLG and Red Tide Productions. It’s a breezy seven-minute watch—enjoy: