Cane Sugar

Cane Sugar

by Honey Island Swamp BandHoney Island Swamp Band


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Named after a very real swamp that lies near the border of Louisiana and Mississippi, the Honey Island Swamp Band is aptly named, with a roots sound that incorporates the best of both states, a swampy mix of blues, soul, country, R&B, and the New Orleans rhythms of the group's hometown. With four strong and soulful vocalists, plenty of beautiful, rustic four-part harmonies, Chris Mule's incredible slide guitar, a Hammond B-3, and a rhythm section that's Muscle Shoals funky, these guys are like the Band, Little Feat, Dr. John, the Meters, and the Allman Brothers all rolled into one New Orleans second-line package, with enough country in there to make Gram Parsons or George Jones a part of the mix, too. This is an impressive, fully formed band with a vision and good songs, and on Cane Sugar, the group's fourth album, they've put it all together with verve, clarity, and energy. Every song has muscle and depth, from the swampy country shuffle that opens things, "Change My Ways," through the Allman Brothers-like "Prodigal Son," to the delightfully bouncy and feisty title tune, "Cane Sugar." The whole album swaggers with intelligence and heart, and when the horns come in, or Mule's swooping slide, or those gritty, wonderful vocal harmonies, one can't help but feel that this is Americana done up in true Louisiana style, a Southern rock bayou gumbo that makes this a very special album, one that hits all the cylinders, pulls all the right strings, and then heads straight for the open-all-night dancefloor.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/30/2013
Label: Louisiana Red Hot
UPC: 0608691117023
catalogNumber: 1170
Rank: 61816

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Honey Island Swamp Band   Primary Artist
John Mooney   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica,Guest Appearance
Kirk Joseph   Sousaphone,Guest Appearance
John Porter   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Michael Skinkus   Percussion,Guest Appearance
Raymond Weber   Drums,Guest Appearance
Sam Price   Bass,Vocals
Antonio Gambrell   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Aaron Wilkinson   Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Vocals
Chris Mule   Guitar,Vocals
Trevor Brooks   Keyboards,Vocals
Sean Carey   Harmonica,Guest Appearance
Greg Hicks   Trombone,Guest Appearance
Gina Brown   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Eric Bolivar   Drums,Guest Appearance
Jimmy Carpenter   Saxophone,Guest Appearance
John Cleary   Clavinet,Guest Appearance
Graham Robinson   Banjo,Guest Appearance
Harry Hardin   Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Evelyn Montgomery   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Garland Paul   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

John Mooney   Composer
John Porter   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jason Scherer   Executive Producer
Aaron Wilkinson   Composer
Drew Vonderhaar   Engineer
Marko Sillanpää   Executive Producer
Chris Mule   Composer
Jack Miele   Engineer
Jimmy Carpenter   Horn Arrangements
John Hubbard   Executive Producer
Michelle Roche   Publicity
Jeff Nunn   Executive Producer
Jaimie Scherer   Executive Producer
Becky Hubbard   Executive Producer
Anthony Crocco   Executive Producer
Wes Snider   Executive Producer
Todd Wickard   Executive Producer
Tammy Crocco   Executive Producer
Susan Seagren   Executive Producer
Mark Sillanpaa   Executive Producer
Lauren Plumley   Executive Producer

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