Willie Sugarcapps Willie Sugarcapps on LP
Featuring Will Kimbrough, Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes, Savana Lee and Anthony Crawford
Down in lower Alabama, almost every weekend for the past two years, folks have been coming together for a music gathering called The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm. One part house concert, one part Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble, The Frog Pond in its short existence has already played host to some of the country's finest songwriters, pickers, bluesmen and troubadours ranging from Mary Gauthier to Alvin Youngblood Hart, Malcolm Holcombe to Randall Bramblett, Sergio Webb to George Porter Jr.
It was here at The Frog Pond that frequent encounters between five artists in residency - Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough, Corky Hughes and the duo Sugarcane Jane featuring Savana Lee and Anthony Crawford - led to the formation of Willie Sugarcapps. At first it was simply songwriter-in-the-round and jam session-styled collaborations, but it quickly grew to become something more.
There was an immediate chemistry between the five distinct musicians that inspired a repertoire of songs demanding to be documented. They recruited Capps' longtime partner and Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Trina Shoemaker to record them, which resulted in the self-titled debut album, Willie Sugarcapps. The collection presents ten impeccably crafted songs imbued by relaxed performances, angelic harmonies and country Zen sentiment.
Band members often take turns singing lead as they switch up between fiddle, banjo, mandolin, lap steel, bass and even ukulele. Their collective musical experiences mingle together to create something magically original and spiritually honest. It's a comfort to know that in the hands of Willie Sugarcapps music still happens for no other reason than purely the sake of music itself.
Will Kimbrough - vocals, guitar, mandolin, ukelele, banjo, percussion
Anthony Crawford - vocals, guitar, pedal steel, fiddle, bass, piano, kickdrum, harmonica
Savana Lee - vocals, guitar, snare, good looks
Grayson Capps - vocals, guitar, harmonica, foot stompin'
Corky Hughes - guitar, lap steel
Willie Sugarcapps Willie Sugarcapps Track Listing:
1. Willie Sugarcapps
2. Mr. Lee
3. Oh, Colorado
5. Mud Bottom
8. Gypsy Train
10. Up To The Sky