Meet Connor Redwood, the Guy Who Yells ‘Hey!’ in Folk Rock’s Biggest Songs

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Connor Redwood has played an integral part in some of the biggest folk rock songs of the past few years.

Who is he? He’s the guy who yells “Hey!”

In a video posted  last weekend, Redwood (real name comedian Harris Alterman) details his plight as one of the in-demand facets of songs from bands like the Lumineers and Of Monsters & Men. He may not be a singer, but his pipes are pretty important.

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“Yelling ‘hey’… it’s my life,” Redwood says, appearing to get a bit verklempt. “…yeah.”

The video goes on to give a behind-the-scenes look of his contribution to the Lumineers’ “Ho Hey,” Of Monsters & Men’s “Little Talks” and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros‘ “Home,” three of alternative rock’s bigger hits of the 2010s, perfecting the quick, punctual “Hey!” found in both tunes.

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