When Sugar + The Hi-Lows joined the Nashville Ballet to perform a few Johnny Cash songs earlier this year, they planned on releasing an album shortly after. An unexpected hiccup in the process led to the songs becoming irretrievable, leaving the duo with only the raw recordings from the project. The result – the seven-track release of Wild Desire (Live Sessions)available on iTunes® beginning July 22. These live raw recordings, as Dabbs light-heartedly describes it, are ‘just what Cash must have wanted’ and include favorites such as “God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” “Hurt” and “I Walk The Line.” Fans received an exclusive preview of Wild Desire on Southern Living last week. Sugar + The Hi-Lows were also listed on Southern Living’s The Daily South as “5 Things You Need to Know in the South Right Now.”
Sugar + The Hi-Lows are headed out on the road this fall with Andrew Belle. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 24th. Mark you calendars and get your tickets here.
‘Wild Desire’ isn’t out until Tuesday, but you can preview Sugar + The Hi-Lows Johnny Cash covers on Southern Living now! Stream it here.
1. Walk The Line
2. God’s Gonna Cut You Down
3. Folsom Prison Blue
4. Ring of Fire
7. Folsom Prison Blues (Acoustic)
Infectious duo, Sugar + the Hi-Lows (Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup) have sweet new music for fans. The band recently joined forces with the Nashville Ballet for Attitude, an innovative choreographed show where they performed along to Johnny Cash songs. As a result of the overwhelming response from the ballet, Sugar + the Hi-Lows are releasing the live recordings in the seven-track release, Wild Desire (Johnny Cash Live Sessions) available July 22. The songs were recorded live in the studio and tracked, all in less than three days. Wild Desire (Johnny Cash Live Sessions) includes Cash favorites such as “God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” “Hurt” and “I Walk The Line.”
In an interview with USA Today, Stroup recalls, “I remember hearing a story that June Carter Cash wrote ‘Ring of Fire’ and was either playing it or performing it for Johnny Cash. He had a dream and he heard mariachi horns, then he recorded his version. For this song, we wanted to go back to how June wrote it, just as a simple love song and bring out the melodic side of things. Take it back to how it was written.” See the whole article here.
You can now stream the BBC Radio 2 60th Anniversary of Elvis’ Sun Studio recordings! Sugar + The Hi Lows performed “I Got A Woman” and you can hear our interview + performance at 1:09 30! Listen here.
I am SO excited to be playing Live On The Green Music Festival 2014 with Sugar + The Hi Lows! So many incredible artists and it’s all FREE! Be sure to mark you calendars for Saturday, September 6th. We’ll be playing alongside Jake Bugg, Ingrid Michaelson, The Lone Bellow & Phin! We LOVE you Nashville and can’t wait to play!
Show is free and open to the public. VIP tickets can be purchased here.
You can hear Ingird Michaelson's "Girls Chase Boys" in the lastest Target Commercial. The song was co-written with Trent & Barry Dean. Get it on iTunes here.
Get Sugar & The Hi Lows debut album for FREE on Noisetrade. New music coming soon!
: ON THE RECORD” A ONE HOUR MUSIC SPECIAL FEATURING YOUR FAVORITE SONGS PERFORMED BY THE CAST TO AIR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 AT 10 PM ET ON ABC
ABC Music Lounge’s and ABC Digital Media Studio’s “”-inspired docu-web series, “On the Record,” is going from your computer screen to your TV screen. Direct from ’s world famous Ryman Auditorium, cast members of the acclaimed primetime series “ ” will take the stage to perform show favorites then sit down in the Bluebird Café for acoustic performances and an intimate look at the songwriting process with the songwriters themselves, talking candidly about how this music found its way to the show and what it means to the actors and songwriters. “ : On the Record” airs WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. All original music is released by ABC Studios, Lionsgate and ABC Music Lounge in association with Big Machine Records.
Among the songwriters appearing on the special are Trent Dabbs and Caitlyn Smith, who co-wrote the anthem, “Don’t Put Dirt on My Grave Just Yet,” which Hayden Panettiere and Jonathan Jackson’s characters have performed, as well as Striking Matches (duo Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis) who’ve co-written “I Ain’t Leaving Without Your Love” with Cary Barlowe, performed by Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Chaley Rose on the TV show. Also appearing is notable songwriter Ashley Monroe, solo artist and member of the Pistol Annies, who co-wrote “A Life that’s Good” with Sarah Siskind, which has been performed by Lennon and Maisy Stella and Charles Esten on the series.
“On the Record” is a documentary web series that follows the life of original songs performed on “” written by singer/songwriters in the music scene, from the songs’ inception to on-air premiere. The series offers an intimate look into the songwriting process, from guitar demo to music video and all the steps in between.
May 7- June 2 Tickets ( Click Here)
LIGHTS OUT TOUR Sugar + Hi Lows w/ Ingrid Michaelson
MAY 7 Wiltern Theater – Los Angeles, CA
MAY 9 Humphreys Concerts by the Bay- San Diego, CA
MAY 10 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
MAY 13 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
MAY 14 Stubb’s – Austin, TX
MAY 15 House of Blues – Houston, TX
MAY 18 State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL
MAY 19 The Beacham – Orlando, FL
MAY 20 Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
MAY 21 The Ryman – Nashville, TN
MAY 23 The Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC – SOLD OUT
MAY 24 The Lincoln Theatre -Washington, DC
MAY 25 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
MAY 27 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
MAY 29 Terminal 5 – New York, NY
MAY 30 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
MAY 31 The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
JUN 2 House of Blues – Boston, MA
Official Teaser for ATTITUDE presented by Nashville Ballet
February 14-16, 2014 at TPAC's Polk Theater
Tickets available here.
'I've Got You Covered' by Sugar & the Hi Lows is featured in the new Zales commercial. Watch commercial below and check out the song on itunes.
Official Video for Ingrid Michaelson's new single 'Girls Chase Boys' co-written by Trent. The album will be out April 15th and features Trent singing on 'Ready To Lose' & 'Open Hands'. He also co-wrote Time Machine, Stick and Everyone is Gonna Love Me Now.
Sugar & The Hi Lows will be touring with Ingrid this Spring, see dates here.