GREENSUGAR is a five piece Blues Rock N Roll band from Chicago IL. First spawned in Los Angeles in 2003, the band grew into its modern incarnation in 2007 when singer/guitar player PARKER DODSON returned to Chicago in search of the Blues and Rock roots...
GREENSUGAR is a five piece Blues Rock N Roll band from Chicago IL. First spawned in Los Angeles in 2003, the band grew into its modern incarnation in 2007 when singer/guitar player PARKER DODSON returned to Chicago in search of the Blues and Rock roots that still pump through the Windy City. Enlisting old friend JON PATRICK LUBY to fill the drum chair, the two immediately retreated to the shores of Lake Geneva WI, where their similar tastes in music and passion for organic, classic style Rock N Roll spawned the songs from the bands 2007 release, GENESIS.
Following the release the band played some 60 plus shows as a trio over the next six months until one evening during sound check at the famed DOUBLE DOOR the guys heard guitar player MICHAEL STARCEVIC playing an amazing version of the song “Time” by Pink Floyd that forever altered the history of the band. Within a week the “Power trio” format the band had been employing had been abandoned in favor of a meatier, more powerful twin guitar attack. Fueled by the infusion of Starcevic’s thick, Southern style licks the band went into the studio in the spring of 2008 with Producer/Engineer KENDALL STEPHENS (Buddy Guy) and put out the POWER SNAIL SESSIONS as an announcement to Chicago that Gritty, Bluesy, Stomp Rock N Roll had returned to Chicago.
That fall while road testing the songs throughout the Midwest the guys discovered that Starcevic’s roommate ERICK FROSETH was actually an accomplished drummer/percussionist in his own right, and once he began to play off of Luby’s powerful, groove based drumming the bands double drum sound quite literally began to thunder. Fatefully enough, it was during this time period of intense rehearsal and metamorphosis that the band discovered bassist JASON ROLLINS. From casual conversations between the band and Rollins in the halls of the rehearsal studio a common bond was forged centered around a desire to bring the music world back from its current depraved state and re-store Rock N Roll to its rightful position on the throne. With Rollins officially on board by December the band finished out the year in rehearsals and jam sessions blending their individuals sounds and talents into one massive organic blend of Blues and Rock N Roll which most now know as the modern sound of GREENSUGAR.
The band thus began 2009 with a singular focus that anyone who’s seen their 10+ shows a month can attest to and in April returned to the studio with Stephens where they released their newest effort GORILLA FINGERS. The songs speak of hope and irony and the experiences the band have under gone and are now the foundation for the bands electric live set, which has been seen along side such Rock N Roll Icons as WARREN HAYNES and GOV’T MULE, LES CLAYPOOL, and THE BLACK CROWES. The band is now currently on tour throughout the Midwest and hoping for the opportunity to change your mind…about everything..