““Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ”
Shannon Clark and the Sugar
Shannon Clark and The Sugar currently reside in the Dayton, Ohio area, and play a mixture of soul, pop, folk, and rock, and love covering classic, familiar songs. They’re currently working on their second full-length studio album and are playing local, regional, and national shows to support their critically-acclaimed first album, Carry Me.
Described by many as "fun, soulful, energetic, and charming,” Shannon Clark and The Sugar is led by the super-talented Shannon Perry Clark, who is a singer/guitarist of the highest level, and can be as soulful as Al Green, and as hard-driving as John Fogerty, all in the same breath; and is somehow able to connect the energy of both genres and many others with power and authority.
Next, on piano, organ, and vocals is Jerry Hughes, a Nashville recording artist and studio session player who has played with a vast number of national acts, and has shared the stage with Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, The Dixie Chicks, and Hank Williams Jr., just to mention a few.
Bass player Jeff Smith is a polished studio producer, singer/songwriter, and mult-instrumentalist of his own high-merit, and has been involved with high-level music production for many years, working with many of the greats (James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Joan Jett, Glen Campbell, etc.) through recording, mixing, and producing.
Brittany Clark on drums is the final, and possibly, most important piece of the puzzle. Finding a young woman who totally swings on the drums is a rarity. Described by Chart Magazine as the the cutest and most significant Ringo replacement in the business, Gina Schock of the Go-Gos could’ve taken more than a few pointers from this classy drummer. Shannon and Brittany have been a touring duo for over a decade, playing music across the US and on national tours, sharing the stage with national acts such as Joan Jett, Paramore, 98 Degrees, Fun, Hello Goodbye, and many more, as well as writing and creating award-winning music for radio and film.
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