Thursday, February 16, 2012
I'm not very good at comparing artists with other artists, or creating new genres like shoegaze-art-rock-hippie-angst-folk, so I won't start now. But Nashville singer-songwriters Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup, the duo who perform as Sugar & The Hi Lows, do deserve to be called something, and it ain't country. It's not pop, either.
But you know, come to think of it, I didn't know what to call Cowboy Junkies' or Neil Young's music when I first heard it. So maybe that's when I know I like something -- when I can't categorize it. Congrats, Sugar & The Hi Lows: you fit that bill nicely.
Here's the first single off their debut LP, which you can purchase now.