Sugar Still

Sugar Still

Claude Kent

Sun, July 2, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

C'est What?

Toronto, ON

This event is 19 and over

Sugar Still
Sugar Still
A 3-day road trip from Santa Monica Pier to Wrigleyville, careening down the length of Route 66 writing songs about whiskey, sex, cheap motels, and coffee, led acoustic duo Sugar Still out on an endless coast-to-coast tour in support of their debut album Balance (June 2015), their holiday EP Sugar and Spice (Nov. 2015), and now their 3rd studio album Go (March 2017). Conservatory-trained violinist/vocalist Sarah Blick and acclaimed roots singer-songwriter Charlie Cheney perform lively, poignant originals and contemporary covers filled with rocking guitar riffs, swinging blue violin, and beautiful vocal harmonies reminiscent of It’s a Beautiful Day, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Civil Wars, and Jefferson Airplane

Sugar Still performed over 80 shows in 2015 in the midwest, and over 150 shows in 2016 in 26 states and Canada. California native Sarah Blick is a graduate of conservatory training in Classical violin from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and is a busy studio session musician and live performer in a long list of Chicago bands. Charlie Cheney is a prolific performing songwriter with over 1000 songs to his credit with artists as diverse as Jackson Browne, Victoria Williams, pAt mAcdonald, members of Living Colour, Little Feat, Jane’s Addiction, and Nine Inch Nails, and has toured 49 states and Europe. Together Blick and Cheney have an undeniable musical energy and stage chemistry.
Claude Kent
Claude Kent
Claude W. Kent son of James W. Kent (classical music producer for the C.B.C.); has been involved in the Toronto music scene since the late seventies. His first experiences were playing drums in the now infamous Toronto Punk band 'The Fits' who were contemporaries and shared stages with; 'The Viletones', 'Blue Peter', 'The Forgotten Rebels', 'The Secrets', 'Arson' and many other groups who helped to forge the Punk and New Wave explosion that was happening in Toronto at that time. Since then Claude has continued to operate as an independent, DIY, musical outlaw and has involved himself with many projects too numerous to mention.

Claude's first instrument of choice is drums and in order to scratch that musical itch he continues to play drums in various music groups. Playing guitar is his second passion and one he literally and figuratively "picked up", as Claude's older brother is a guitar player and thus there was always one around the house and someone to learn from. Sitting on a drum throne for many years provided Claude with a great vantage point from which to gather perspective in order to create his own situation. Clockwise is the realization of those perspectives and the fruition of Claude's serendipitous songwriting and a continuous, disparate musical journey.
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67 Front Street E.
Toronto, ON, M5E 1B5
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