The Sugar Thieves are excited to announce that we will be performing at the Cahors Blues Festival in southern France this July 2013! We are currently booking other shows in France, Belgium, and beyond for July-August 2013. Please contact us if you know anyone in Europe who would like to shake their meat, or if you think you can help in any way. Thanks!
We were also recently featured in a TV show filmed at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ. Check out the video below:
Thanks to the support of our loving fans, the Sugar Thieves toured to Colorado, St. Louis, and Memphis, TN last week and competed in the International Blues Challenge. We brought home the People's Choice Award for our venue, and were semi-finalists in the all around competition. We created some serious buzz about Arizona's Meat Shakin' Blues Band, and performed at our best each night of the competition. We are happy to be back, but Beale Street hasn't seen the last of us.
Here's a video of us on the way, performing "Memphis Women" at the Blues City Deli in St. Louis, MO:
This Wednesday, February 13th, the Sugar Thieves will be recording live on The Recording Artist, a webcast filmed at Chaton Studios in Phoenix. Click the link to see the band recording a brand spankin' new tune LIVE at 7pm Arizona time (9pm Eastern), Wednesday February 13 2013.
Other upcoming performances include the MIM on Valentine's Day and the Rhythm Room in Phoenix on Saturday, February 16. Click "Shows" to see all our upcoming dates!
Please join us Friday, January 18 at the Rhythm Room, for our tour kick off show. Doors open at 7pm, and The Sugar Thieves hit the stage at 9:30pm. We head South this Saturday. We have shows in Flagstaff, Denver, Frisco, and St. Louis, on our way down to Memphis. Please check our calendar for tour details. If you would like to donate to our trip to Memphis, where we will represent Arizona in the International Blues Challenge (IBC), we would greatly appreciate your support. Simply click the donate button on our homepage. Thank you to everyone who has donated thus far. You are the reason we are able to make the journey. See you this Friday.
The Sugar Thieves are proud to have been selected as the Phoenix Blues Society's representatives for the International Blues Challenge (IBC) 2013 in Memphis, TN!
The Sugar Thieves are raising money to get to Memphis to show the world what Arizona has to offer! Click the 'Donate' button on the right to help. You can also show your support by attending our benefit shows: December 21st at the Sail Inn in Tempe and December 28th at the Rhythm Room.
The world's largest gathering of Blues acts represents an international search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Act ready to take their act to the international stage. The 2013 International Blues Challenge will be the 29th year of Blues musicians from around the world competing for cash, prizes, and industry recognition. The Blues Foundation will present the 29th International Blues Challenge January 29-February 2, 2013 in Memphis, TN. In 2012, 119 bands and 86 solo/duo acts entered, filling the clubs up and down Beale Street for the quarter-finals on Wednesday and Thursday, the semi-finals on Friday and the finals at the Orpheum Theater on Saturday.
The Sugar Thieves are releasing our fifth brand spankin' new album 'Plywood Palace' on Saturday, September 1st 2012! It's gonna be a great show! If you can't make it, the CD will also be available here, on Amazon, and on iTunes starting September 1st.
We've been working hard over the past six years to bring quality music and entertainment to anyone who will listen. Plywood Palace has a great selection of handmade songs, and also some good old covers from the 1930’s. You’ll hear sounds from the Delta, the Vaudeville Era, and New Orleans, and also flavors of Folk, Rock, and even a Country Waltz. No matter how you shake it, it’s all American music, and the nails with which to build our plywood palace.Buy 3: One for your house, one for your car, and one to loan to your friends!
The Sugar Thieves CD Release
The Rhythm Room
1019 E Indian School Rd
It's already heating up out in the deserts of Phoenix, AZ - and the Sugar Thieves are gearing up for a busy summer of writing, touring, and recording.
Highlights include the Glendale Blues Festival on Saturday, April 14th, and our new album this summer followed by shows in Las Vegas, Denver, Omaha, St. Louis, and more! Stay tuned for some serious sweetness-stealing!
For now, here's an interview with Meridith about the band's history:
Produced by Molly Pfister/Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Featuring 8 tracks of holiday joy to share with your friends and family this season. Click Here to listen to and download the album!
1. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
2. Pretty Paper
3. Silent Night
4. Baby It's Cold Outside
5. Greyhound to Nebraska
6. Santa Baby
7. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
8. Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis
Also, it's not too late to see and hear the Sugar Thieves perform for Luminaria at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. It's a beautiful event where the garden is lit by more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags and 10 musical groups perform nightly. Check out the Sugar Thieves there December 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30.
As a special holiday gift, here's a fun track from the album: Baby It's Cold Outside!
Hey folks! We just returned to the Phoenix heat from a long summer of traveling and sharing the sweetness we've been stealing all over the US, capping it off with a 3-day run at the Telluride Blues and Brews festival. Now that we're back to our desert home, we're excited to announce a new Phoenix residency!
The Sugar Thieves are now appearing Every Wednesday night at Copper Blues in Phoenix Cityscape (on Central and Jefferson). The band starts at 6:30PM, and as is our tradition for Wednesday nights, it is a Swing-Dance friendly event with a lesson at 7:15. No cover, no partner required, great food, great drinks, great atmosphere, great people, and the Sugar Thieves playing some down-home, meat-shakin' blues.
Check our calendar for more local and road events, and have fun stealing some sugar of your own! Thanks!