FAME Review: Willie Sugarcapps - Willie Sugarcapps
Willie Sugarcapps - Willie Sugarcapps

Willie Sugarcapps

Willie Sugarcapps

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A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Bob Gottlieb

This group (perhaps the name supergroup applies here) which just seemed to jell after playing together at a gathering called The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm, located in Silverhill, Alabama. This venue is staged a lot like Levon Helm's Rambles and it generally has top drawer talent if not always the biggest names, the people playing there are Musicia. It is also a venue where you never know who will pop in, sit-in and jam. Willie Sugarcapps is comprised of Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough, Corky Hughes & Sugarcane Jane (Savanna Lee and Anthony Crawford), and it has that sweet sound of musicians who have played together for a long time, and the harmonies that come with pure unforced singing with conviction.

Will Kimbrough is a multi-instrumentalist, and one of those who can play with anyone. Here he plays acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, banjo, mandolin, Kala U Bass and harmonica. Grayson Capps who palys acoustic guitar, harmonica, and shake is associated with New Orleans, he is a singer songwriter. Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee are Sugarcane Jane and he plays acoustic guitar Kala U Bass and kick drum, while she plays acoustic guitar and tambourine and all four of these are responsible for the vocals. Corky Hughes doesn't share the vocals, however he is responsible for electric guitar and lap steel. All of the above wrote or co-wrote the songs sometimes importing a collaborator or two. It is a disc that will knock your socks off even if you are wearing boots. They are a dynamic group and the vocals and harmonies are just dazzling.

Track List:

  • Willie Sugarcapps
  • Mr. Lee
  • Oh, Colorado
  • Magdalena
  • Mud Bottom
  • Energy
  • Poison
  • Gypsy Train
  • Trouble
  • Up To The Sky

Edited by: David N. Pyles

Copyright 2013, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.
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