Homegrown in Prescott, Arizona, Sugar and The Mint is a vibrant young contemporary bluegrass band, and the winner of the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest in 2017. (Previous winners include The Dixie Chicks and Greensky Bluegrass.)
Sugar & The Mint (originally known as Generation) originated as a youth cultural music conservatory group with The Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, Arizona in February 2011. The young sextet, ranging in age from 17-21, has since developed a unique style, playing a blend of new old-time, contemporary bluegrass and indie-folk music. In addition to a bevy of spirited originals, the band’s repertoire spans many genres, including songs from artists like Bill Monroe, Robert Johnson, and even AC/DC. Sugar & The Mint’s first album, Grape Flavored, is available for purchase or streaming on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube and elsewhere.
Sugar & The Mint’s brand-new album, Just Past Midnight, is out May 19th. It will feature several new original songs, along with a reimagining of Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, and will showcase the group’s inimitable musical perspective and technical prowess. Between How Far, a tale of toxic love, Overland Drive, a beautiful and tender folk ballad, and Thumper, a toe-tapping bluegrass instrumental, there will be much for any music fan to appreciate.