A prolific songwriter and performer whose past projects run the gamut from country-punk (The Jack Trades) to bluegrass (Crow Flies) to gypsy folk (The Ghost of Michael Clark). Clark’s alter ego as one-fifth of the popular Pueblo Americana outfit The Haunted Windchimes has seen him sharing stages with everyone from Ramblin’ Jack Elliott to Garrison Keillor, playing before a listening audience of 4 million on A Prairie Home Companion last year.
First gaining notoriety from a series of frenetic dance‐party live performances in 2011‐2012, Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds deliver a style steeped in rock & roll and suffused with garage soul, showcasing a super-group’s worth of Colorado blues, folk and rock artists in their prime: Inaiah Lujan (guitar/The Haunted Windchimes), Marc Benning (bass/34 Satellite), Alex Koshak (percussion/The Grant Sabin Band), Grant Sabin (trumpet/The Grant Sabin Band), and Ian Bourgal (sax/The Changing Colors).
While it references the greats of soul and rock & roll, from Otis Redding to Roy Orbison and Creedence Clearwater Revival, Round and Round is something original, fresh and new. Round and Round’s 8 tracks, produced and recorded by Marc Benning and Mike Clark, will take you on a epic journey; riding on a wave of emotion through troubled waters and smooth sailin’ through the good times. Round and round you’ll go, moving and grooving, singing and dancing. Come along and take a chance on The Sugar Sounds!
“These are A.M. radio songs that wake you in the middle of the night or keep running through your head as you whistle the melody.” – FUEL/FRIENDS
“There is no revival, no costume play, no irony. These are brand-new, honest songs that resonate as classics.” – HeyReverb