Nashville roots-rock group Sugar Lime Blue headline Day #1 of the Exit 56 Blues Festival, West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, Interstate [email protected] 56, 121 Sunny Hill Cove, Saturday, May 27. Set Time: 5pm. Free (donations gladly accepted). Info: (731) 779-9000 or visit https://www.exit56blues.com.
Exit 56 Blues Festival celebrates the legacy of the Country Blues in the hometown of blues pioneers "Sleepy" John Estes, Hammie Nixon and Yank Rachell. Fourteen acts are set to perform over two days, May 27 and 28.
For over a decade Sugar Lime Blue has been committed to recording music that draws from several genres and their latest effort is no different. Recorded at the Historic Blackbird Studio in Nashville,TN, The Blackbird Sessions is a crossroads album in many ways for the Lebanon, TN-based quintet, signaling the end of an era while simultaneously ushering in a new one. Started prior to the Covid pandemic with basic tracking completed shortly after the release of their third album, Narcoluptuous (which was added on 120 FM stations), production came to a standstill Following the loss of SLB founding member and bassist Russ Dean in 2020.
Despite the loss, Ashley and Dave Beth remained committed to seeing the album through to completion, enlisting the services of bassist Joe Bass (Brian Howe) and keyboardist Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh) to complete the studio tracking. During this time the band also re-established a live presence -- embarking on several multi-state tours while adding members Luis "Slice" Echeverria on keyboards and Ikaika Pekelo on drums, both of whom also contributed to The Blackbird Sessions.
Sugar Lime Blue remains a strong presence in the Americana/Jam band scene, having played national festivals alongside mainstays Umphreys McGee, Moe, Ween, The Wood Brothers, and Buddy Guy, among others. With four albums released and over a decade of experience, SLB has performed nearly one-thousand concerts and has been featured in both national and international press.
If you like music to be more than just the background noise in your life, check out Sugar Lime Blue next time they come to your town. The band feeds off the energy of their fans and puts their hearts into every show. We only have a short time on this planet and making the moment inclusive to all that hear and enjoy the sound is what it’s all about for them. Playing music is the ultimate group expression in creativity and Sugar Lime Blue is a family bound by love and music -- with the ultimate goal to be able to spread that music love around.
May 27 (Sat) EXIT 56 BLUES FESTIVAL Brownsville TN
May 28 (Sun) GREEN TURTLE BAY RESORT Grand Rivers KY
June 6 (Tue) SUMMERFEST 2023 Ashland City TN
June 8 (Thur) SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Cumberland MD
June 9 (Fri) KENNETT FLASH Kennett Square PA
June 23 (Fri) SUMMER EQUINOX FESTIVAL Red Boiling Springs TN
June 24 (Sat) JIMMY'S Lebanon TN
July 1 (Sat) TWISTED OAKS Doweltown TN
July 3 (Mon) GREEN TURTLE BAY RESORT Grand Rivers KY
Aug 3 (Thur) SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Kingsport TN
Aug 4 (Fri) GOLDEN GROVE FARM & BREW Piedmont SC
Aug 31 (Thur) THE PIXY THEATRE Edinburg IL
Sept 1 (Fri) JOLIET MUSEUM CONCERT SERIES Joliet IL
Sept 2 (Sat) THE LIVERY Benton Harbor MI