|Willie Sugarcapps to open Music in Meyer Park first fall season|
September 20, 2013, Gulf Shores, AL (GSA)– The members of the newly formed “super group”, Willie Sugarcapps, have been making their rounds throughout the southeast over the summer months. On Thursday, Oct. 3, the group will make its way to Gulf Shores for the first fall Music at Meyer Park concert.
Now in its third year, Music at Meyer Park has grown into a fan favorite for locals and visitors alike. While this collection of free springtime concerts has been a huge success, Programs and Events Supervisor Lesley Dethloff says fans have consistently asked for more.
“We have seen an overwhelming response to the Music at Meyer Park idea,” Dethloff said. “Each year we hear fans begging for more concerts, specifically a concert in the fall. We feel like the time is right to expand into another season and Willie Sugarcapps is the perfect band to help us do so.”
Way down in lower Alabama, almost every weekend for the past two years, folks have been coming together for a music gathering called The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm. One part house concert, one part Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble, the affair has hosted some of the country's finest songwriters, pickers and bluesmen.
It was here that frequent encounters between reoccurring artists—Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough, Corky Hughes and the duo Sugarcane Jane featuring Savana Lee and Anthony Crawford—led to the birth of a band, the aptly named Willie Sugarcapps.
“Willie Sugarcapps is a homecoming for all of us,” Kimbrough said. “It’s coming full circle back to the beginning of why we do this in the first place and the joy of what happens when you play and sing with people who are alike in spirit and mind.”
Their collective musical experiences mingle together to create a new kind of organic and artisan music. It's laid back, it rocks, it comes from classic country, from the blues, from New Orleans and from the best kind of rock 'n' roll.
It tells a story through five individual voices full of character and experience with humanity, energy and soul. It's comforting to know that music in the hands of these five artists still happens for no other reason than purely the sake of the music itself.
Willie Sugarcapps will take the stage at Music at Meyer Park at 6 p.m. For more information, call 251-968-1172 or visit www.gulfshoresal.gov.