Olga “Olguita” Alvarez & Gerry Hazel are a couple whose love and lives are bound in beautiful music.
Olga also known as Olguita (ol-GUI-tah) Alvarez is a singer currently in New Jersey. Born in Cuba, Olga emigrated to the United States as a small child. Her singing career started in Puerto Rico as a young teenager, where she grew up and lived for 20 years. During that time, she recorded 8 studio albums released in multiple South and Central American countries and the U.S.. “Olguita” is a beloved artist, performer and personality throughout Latin America.
Olga moved permanently to the mainland making New Jersey her home. She became an award-winning broadcast journalist on Telemundo and Univision. Olga went on to work for Congress, expanding her knowledge of current affairs and deepening her interest in making the world a better place. Olga currently performs acoustic music in English and Spanish. She is preparing to release a CD single in 2020 for Folk music fans and will release new songs in Spanish later in the year.
Gerry Hazel plays acoustic guitar and writes descriptive songs about social justice and life that tug at the heartstrings of anyone who values empathy and compassion. On This Day, written on the 4th of July, speaks to the division we live as a nation, and to the possibility of being united again. Love and hope seem to be recurring themes, whether it’s a song about love at first sight, devastating tragedy, or even the war in Aleppo. Gerry’s performer page link is https://www.facebook.com/gerryhazelmusic
A longtime fan of Pete Seeger, Gerry wrote Bullet vs. Banjo the day Pete passed away. If you know what Pete stood for and his strong convictions about helping others, you will see why this song is an audience favorite.
The Stayaway is proud to present a Folk Project couple who have achieved so much together in life, love and music.