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June 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sugar Thieves in concert
Green Valley Recreation, West Center
The Sugar Thieves were born in 2006, in a smoky dive bar in Tempe, Arizona. They began as a duo with Mikel Lander and Meridith Moore on guitar and vocals. By adding Jeff Naylor on upright bass, Shea Marshall on organ and sax and David Libman on drums, they have become one of the hardest working bands around. Over the past seven years they have independently produced and released five albums, and have won the Phoenix Blues Society’s “Arizona State Blues Showdown” three times. In 2009, 2010 and 2013, The Sugar Thieves went on to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, were in 2009 they were voted on the top ten unsigned blues bands in the world, and won the “People’s Choice” award in 2010 and 2013. This five piece band is always on the move, sharing their music with new audiences. They are a perfect mix of American music, with the sound of New Orleans, Memphis, Chicago and Mississippi. They fuse Blues, Roots, Folk, Gospel and a little Jazz, to make up one big bowl of Sugar. Their hometown of Phoenix, Arizona has dubbed them the “Meat Shakin’ Blues Band.” If you haven’t seen them yet, don’t wait. This group puts on a show-stopping performance that’s worth writing home about. Just make sure to hide your sugar.