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Shannon Clark & The Sugar (from the album This Old World available as a self-release) (by Bryant Liggett)
Shannon Clark & the Sugar are soulful, and loaded with soul. The latter is a descriptor of the band’s sound, where subtle Roots Rock, blended with the slightest hints of twang, do a delicate dance with subtle rhythms. The former a feeling and state of being, where Midwest honesty is on full display through down-home, genuine lyrics of the everyday. Both, and then some, are on full display via their latest in This Old World, an Americana package of Midwestern bred, heartland Rock.
They’re heavy straight out of the gate; the opening title track kicking off with a stabbing guitar riff before an everyday sad kicks in. ‘Mama’s in the kitchen doing evening chores’ gives way to the reality of losing a child in a war and ultimately ditching prayer. It’s a bold and honest beginning.
Cuts “Like the Stars” and “Never Grow Old” have that steadily pushing Roots Rock pace that drives the story, which is where the specialty of these songs lies, in their stories. Those tales curse defeat via “Burn Down” but then drop optimism in “Cool Waters” a track where the organ brings a Gospel feel as Shannon Clark sings of being smitten by someone for the first time, then feeling the first rush of love.
This Old World will speak to you if you have ever fallen in love, argued with friends and family, or cried from sadness as well as joy. Simply put, Shannon Clark & The Sugar are telling your tale, and doing so musically with soft harmonies and melodies, and lyrically with everyday life.
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