Aubrey Richmond, Ainjel Emme, Lisa Salloux, Lynn Shipley-Sokolow
Named after a traditional foot stomping fiddle tune, Sugar in the Gourd is every bit as edgy and fun, but has the added depth of beautifully constructed original songs that encompass topics from trains, to drinking, to love, redemption, all the way to a conversation with God. The four women who comprise this delightful Americana./Roots style band, have combined their diverse backgrounds and songwriting talents to form a sound that is as unique as it is captivating. You’ll hear beautiful three part vocal harmonies along with fine musicianship on violin, guitar, mandolin, upright bass and banjo. Whether they’re performing an old blues, an original swing tune or an Appalachian style murder ballad,
it’s all Americana...
new and old at the same time, and irresistible.
Lisa Salloux : vocals , mandolin, guitar (and occasional bass), was born into an entire family who played bluegrass. She has been an accomplished musician , songwriter and vocalist since she was a teenager.
Aubrey Richmond : vocals and violin, has been performing professionally since she was a young girl. She has won numerous championships over the years, as well as maintaining a highly successful international career as a top studio and touring musician. She is currently touring with Shooter Jennings
Ainjel Emme vocals and guitar, Our newest "Gourd"is known primarily as a singer-songwriter, but she is also a multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and audio engineer.
Lynn Shipley Sokolow : upright bass and banjo, is also a published poet and lyricist, selling over half a million records. In addition, she is a former entertainment manager who has worked with Geffen recording artists Quarterflash and Berlin, and has several gold and platinum albums on her wall..