M.C. Records is proud to announce that on April 29 Voyage by contemporary blues harmonica sensation Sugar Blue will be released worldwide. Voyage marks Sugar s first studio recording in five years and his first for M.C. Records. All the songs on the new album are written or co-written by Sugar Blue. One notable exception is Sugar s cover of the Ray Charles song, Mary Ann. Voyage is full of what makes Sugar Blue and his band so special; passionate song-writing, tight arrangements and of course Sugar Blue's Grammy Award winning, out of this world harmonica playing. Special guests include bass players Johnny B. Gayden and Bill Dickens also legendary sax player from the Howlin Wolf band Eddie Shaw.
Sugar Blue began his career as a street musician and made his first
recordings in 1975 with legendary blues figures Brownie McGhee and
Roosevelt Sykes. While in France, Blue hooked up with members of the
Rolling Stones, who instantly fell in love with his sound. The Stones invited
Blue to join them in the studio. Besides his work on the Some Girls album,he can be heard on Emotional Rescue and Tattoo You. He recorded on
Dixon's Grammy-winning Hidden Charms album in 1989 and has performed
on festival stages with classic artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Art Blakey
and Lionel Hampton. Sugar has also set his sights on television and the big
screen. He sat in with Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and Jerry Lee Lewis for the
Cinemax special, Fats Domino and Friends, and has appeared on screen and
in the musical score of Alan Parker's acclaimed 1987 thriller Angel Heart,
starring Robert De Niro.
2016 will be a banner year for Sugar Blue with his first studio recording
coming out in five years, a world-wide tour and appearing in a new movie.
Sugar Blue will be in the film Sidemen, A Long Road To Glory. It will
premiere at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. The movie focuses on
Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf sidemen Pinetop Perkins,
Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and Hubert Sumlin.
Other musicians in the film include
Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek
Trucks, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa,
Robby Krieger and the late