Band of the Month
Sugar Lime Blue
Hometown: Lebanon, TN – Nashville TN
Genre: Roots Rock/ Blues Rock/ Jam Band/ Americana
Good morning everyone it’s May 1st and we have another great act to share with you this month and they are Sugar Lime Blue! Interesting band name and very interesting music to match! They should be proud to know that 5 of 8 judges voted for them this round over 8 other talented acts! We found Sugar Lime Blue via a ReverbNation campaign which reached more than 500,000 people and over 1900 artists submitted to have this front page spot! Congratulations guys!
Sugar Lime Blue is a band who knows what the business of music is all about. They have been performing and writing for over 7 years and released their debut album “Far From the Tree” in 2011. In 2013 Sugar Lime Blue ran its weekly YouTube series the #SundayShoutOut with their global audience, in which the band offers a video recorded “Shout Out” to a chosen fan.
The Sugar Lime Blue fan base created from the release of the debut album, and the #SundayShoutOut is responsible for pushing the band to try to release “Move That Earth” on the Vinyl recording format, and prompted the band to open a Kickstarter campaign on March 1st 2015, that was successfully funded in the opening weeks.
Sugar Lime Blue are excited to announce the upcoming release (summer 2015) of their second album titled “Move That Earth” which is an Americana/Roots release that captures the band’s love of organic sounds, drawing from its deep and wide musical influences ranging from 60’s Soul, to Jam Bands and the modern Americana movement.
Enjoy the rest of the feature and stay tuned for other things happening with Sugar Lime Blue all month long right here on Indie Music Bus.
Sugar Lime Blue Members
Ashley Beth – Lead Vocals
Dave Beth – Lead Guitar
Russ Dean – Bass Guitar
Adrian Heil – Keyboard
John Simpson – Steel Guitar, Guitar
Shawn Cruze – Drums
— Indie Music Bus (@IndieMusicBus) May 1, 2015
Official Sugar Lime Blue Video
Sugar Lime Blue takes me back to a time when music was real and raw. This band has no gimmicks or costumes. They are just real musicians with real artistic expression. You can tell this bunch of modern day hippies are in love with recording, performing and overall just making music. ~ Christina Porcelli ~ Dream Row Entertainment Magazine
Music via ReverbNation
“What keeps our attention however is Sugar Lime Blue’s talent for writing a tune; spitting fire at rock from the 60’s and 70’s and adding a special Nashville jaunt to proceedings.” -Tiffany Daniels, Drunken Werewolf (Nov 25, 2013)
Sugar Lime Blue is redefining Americana, drawing from the 3 main American stylings of Jazz, Blues and Country, to create a purely unique sound. Fans of Classic Rock, Blues, and Traditional Country can all find commonality in Sugar Lime Blue. Pull up a chair, lend an ear and get lost in the smooth grooves, winding musical passages and lilting vocals that is Sugar Lime Blue.
Sugar Lime Blue is capturing listeners with its grooving style of blues infused rock. Drawing from an ever expanding list of original material and far reaching covers, SLB will keep listeners on their toes waiting to hear what is next and how it is going to be played. Pulling from staple R&B artist like Otis Redding, Al Green and Bill Withers, classic jam style bands like Little Feat and the Grateful Dead, and current day rockers like Sheryl Crow, and the Black Crowes, Sugar Lime Blue pulls off a retro type of vibe with a sound that you probably won’t be able to compare immediately to any one artist. Not falling into the same old ruts that many bands fall into, is something that has driven Sugar Lime Blue since their beginning in 2006. Always exploring on stage, as they wind through an impressive list of covers and originals, its not always the same expected fare that Sugar Lime Blue(SLB) serves up. Yes, you will here plenty of respected artists in their choice of covers, but don’t expect a top 40 show. What listeners get is a healthy dose of original interpretations, musical jams, and noteworthy songs that keeps the listener engaged.
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