STEVE WINWOOD

with special guests Sugarcane Jane

saturday » MAY » 8pm

 

 

For more than four decades, Steve Winwood has remained a primary figure in rock ‘n’ roll, a respected innovator who has helped to create some of the genre’s most celebrated achievements.  Winwood burst into prominence in 1963 with the Spencer Davis Group and since that time his celebrated skills as a composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist have developed an impressive catalog of popular music.  Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s, Winwood found success, including co-founding the popular British-group Traffic and creative partnerships with Cream guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker. » 1977’s solo debut Steve Winwood signaled a bold new artistic direction, with landmark solo albums including the Grammy Award winning Back In The High Life and Roll With It.  Winwood’s solo career has yielded a rich catalog of popular songs including “Back In The High Life,” “When You See A Chance,” “Valerie,” and “Higher Love”.  His most recent solo album, About Time, has continued that success, earning Winwood one of his highest Billboard chart entries. » It should come as no surprise to learn that many honors have been bestowed on Steve Winwood. He is a recipient of the Ivor Novello Outstanding Song Collection and the Musicians Union Classic Rock Award—honors both voted for by his peers.  He has also received an honorary Doctorate Degree in Music from Berkeley College Of Music as well as a second Doctorate from Ashton University in his hometown of Birmingham, England.  On June 5th, he will be inducted into the Walk Of Fame in Nashville, TN.

 

Living on Alabama’s Gulf Coast with wife/singing partner Savana Lee, Anthony Crawford created Sugarcane Jane in 2009 and tour the southeast. Anthony opened his recording studio Admiral Bean in 2010, and has been busy recording artists from around the country. Crawford says south Alabama is “a great place to land,” as he looks out over pasture and into the woods of his backyard.  Their latest endeaver, Willie Sugarcapps, includes a stellar cast of characters, Mobile natives, Will Kimbrough, Grayson Capps, and Corky Hughes. The musicians were placed in a songwriting round together by visionary Cathe Steele at her private outdoor house concert venue, the magical Blue Moon Farm.  It was this chance encounter that changed the direction of all involved.  For more information on Sugurcane Jane, visit their website at www.sugarcanejane.com.

 

 

 

 

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