Title - 'Paradise Right Here'
Artist - Willie Sugarcapps
For those not in the know, Willie Sugarcapps is the Gulf Coast’s new collaboration between Will Kimbrough, Anthony Crawford, Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes, and Savana Lee. Whether you know it or not, you’ve already heard of them and are already familiar and comfortable with their work.
Individually they have written, played, sung, and toured their way from Nashville to New Orleans, from Georgia to Hollywood, with the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Kate Campbell, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Winwood, and Kung Fu Mama just to name a few.
Their brand new album, Paradise Right Here, was produced, engineered, and mixed by Grammy Award winner Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Emmylou Harris) and is out April 2016 via Baldwin County Public Records.
1. 'Dreamer's Sky'
2. 'Faded Neighborhood'
3. 'Mancil Travis'
4. 'Intentions Of My Heart'
5. 'The Highway Breaks My Heart'
6. 'Love Be Good To Me'
7. 'May We Love'
8. 'Find The Good'
9. 'Magnolia Springs'
10. 'Rosemary And Time'
11. 'Paradise Right Here'
The opener, 'Dreamer's Sky' is a a beautiful lullaby, if ever there was, and is backed perfectly by both the Savana Lee-led 'Faded Neighborhood' and the storytelling of remembrance within 'Mancil Travis.' The upbeat fire of 'Intentions of My Heart' sparks a new chapter for this brilliant album and that is followed by the fun of 'The Highway Breaks My Heart.'
The mid-tempo ballad sung by Lee 'Love Be Good to Me' is next and is definitely one of my stand out highlights on this album. The gravel-vocalized ballad 'May We Love' is next, which is backed by the collectively-sung pairing of both 'Find the Good' and 'Magnolia Springs.' The album is then brought to a close with the ballad 'Rosemary and Time' and then the title track itself, the mid-tempo ballad 'Paradise Right Here.'
Combining the vocal aspects of each band member taking turns leading the songs together with their overall, and highly gifted versatility switching things up between fiddle, banjo, mandolin, lap steel, bass, and even ukulele, Willie Sugarcapps is a band never set in their ways - and nor is their addictive, and fresh-sounding music.