If you’re interested in killer roots Americana music and watching amazing musicians in their craft, then this is going to be the most important post you’ll read today.
This Sunday at The Pelican Reef you’ll can listen to Americana superstars Sugarcane Jane playing live from 6pm to 9pm.
Sugarcane Jane is made up of husband and wife duo, Anthony and Savana Lee Crawford.
They are Gulf Coast residents and have developed a loyal following with diehard fans.
If you haven’t seen them yet, then you’ll quickly become a fan too.
You might have heard the duo as part of the Americana supergroup, Willie Sugarcapps, who won album of the year in 2013 from the IMAs.
They proudly call their music “Organic Music at its Finest.”
It’s a homegrown and natural sound pulling from a deep well of roots influences, interwoven with inflections of gospel, country, jazz, and rock.
Listeners can expect mostly acoustic sounds, and some of the freshest-sounding vocal harmonies they will ever hear. One critic compared them to Johnny Cash and June Carter.
Both virtuosos in their own right, Anthony is a songwriter who plays acoustic guitar, fiddle, and a bass drum (which he plays while strumming his six-string) and Savana Lee deftly jumps between rhythm guitar and snare drum.
He’s a highly respected guitarist and sideman who’s served alongside Neil Young, Vince Gill, Sonny James, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Winwood, and Rosanne Cash, a few among the many. She’s a multi-instrumentalist who opts to fill in the melodies as often as necessary.
They put on an amazing mix of music that you’ll have to see and hear to believe.
We’re going to just stop there and let the reviews speak for themselves.
They have some amazing things to say!!!
“Anthony Crawford is a very talented guitar player, which, when combined with his soaring vocals, makes him someone to watch. He has the ability to turn his hand to almost any instrument and make it sound good.”
~ Steve Winwood
“Sugarcane Jane’s newest release, “Dirt Road’s End,” is a stripped-down romp through country and roots music that pulses with the spirit of a backcountry throwdown.” – GARRETT BETHMANN, Tahoe Onstage
“… provides a rich, homegrown brand of Americana that draws deep from a well of influences, including country, jazz, rock and gospel.” – James Wood, Guitar World
“Ladders & Edges is marked by layer after layer of rich and lovely instrumentation with acoustic guitar in the forefront.” ~Lagniappe Mobile
“Bottom line: One of the best Nashville duos since Johnny and June.”
By Nancy Dunham – Special to The Washington Times
“Dirt Road’s End is the kind of album that has launched many a regional act onto the interstate highway of national spotlight.” ~Examiner
“This is one of the liveliest, most engaging Americana CDs you’re likely to hear this or any year.” ~Vintage Guitar Magazine
“Indeed, every move these two make, whether as Sugarcane Jane or as a part of the Americana group from Lower Alabama, Willie Sugarcapps, they seemingly can not put a musical foot wrong.” ~Exclusive Magazine
“The lyrics are simple but smart, the hooks plentiful and pleasing. All in all, a highly likable outing” ~Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“Sugarcane Jane’s harmonies are sublime, utilising their obvious vocal abilities to full effect.” ~Drunken Werewolf
“The Game” showcases why fans in Alabama and the Southeast have grown to appreciate the husband and wife duo. There’s an old-time feel to the track but one that still feels fresh today too.” ~Roughstock
“This debut album is a down-home, sassy blend of hillbilly vocals done just right combined with true masterwork playing of guitar, banjo, lap steel, harp, bass, percussion, and expert song construction,” ~The Daily Gleaner
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– Origin Magazine
“Spreading the word about certain people whose work (I believe) deserves a larger audience is one of my favorite things to do! Today, I’d like to introduce to you Anthony and Savana, Sugarcane Jane!”
– Andy Andrews,
“Armed with numerous instruments, their audiences experience an exceptional presentation of organic sounds highlighted by homespun harmonies and quality musicianship. ”
– Steve Centanni, Lagniappe
“The first thing you notice about Sugarcane Jane is probably the amazing harmonies. Or maybe it’s the energy, or the originality. Or the sheer talent. Or maybe, all of the above.”
– Jim Hannaford, Mobile Press Register
“These two reveal their musical passion and soul through their powerful harmonies. Together, they conjure up spirits from the early days of country music and make them slaves to their musical whims.”
– Steve Centanni, Lagniappe, Mobile, AL
“Sugarcane Jane has more than 400 originals to choose from as well, which sound as if they’ve been singing them forever and you could easily hear any of them being played on the radio.”
– Brian Kelly, The Pelican
“If you are attending the Randy Travis concert at the Mobile Saenger this evening, take note of the opening act, Sugarcane Jane. This is not the night to stand out in the lobby chatting, waiting for the headliner to start.”
– Lawrence Specker, Mobile Press Register
These guys are obviously pros. They’re amazing.
And they’ll be at The Pelican Reef on Sunday night, July 2nd, from 6pm to 9pm.
Mark your calendar now.
Be sure to get here early to get a seat so you can catch Sugarcane Jane LIVE at The Pelican Reef on Sunday, July 2nd from 6pm to 9pm.
It’s going to be a show you’ll want to be here for!