If there’s a hardest working man in Charlotte’s show biz arena, it’s gotta be Bruce Hazel. Aside from being one hell of a showman for his own outfit — Bruce Hazel and Some Volunteers — he also busts his ass to put together the annual Fool’s Brigade benefit. It gets bigger and bigger every year, and without him, you wouldn’t see so many collaborations and so much talent on one stage in one night. Aside from organizer, he also plays host and performs during the show and can often be seen supporting local bands all over town. He’s a part of the local music scene in every way.