Recorded on a porch and produced by the band along with Grammy winner Trina Shoemaker, Willie Sugarcapps’ eponymous 2013 debut sounds every bit as natural and unforced as its origin. Given their ramshackle evolution and individual schedules, the band eschewed collaborative songwriting in favor of each member bringing songs to the session. The group’s identity is largely defined by the efforts of Kimbrough (five songs, two being outside co-writes), Capps (three songs) and Crawford (two songs), but the magic of the aggregation is in the seamless way that all five members complement and inspire each other in a truly organic manner.
Against all odds, the members have cleared their frenetic schedules and booked a fairly extensive tour — the Southgate House Revival date is their northernmost and only area appearance — so don’t miss a rare opportunity to witness the organic goodness and realer-than-reality essence of Willie Sugarcapps.
Willie Sugarcapps performs Friday, Feb. 21 at Southgate House Revival. Click here for show details.