Sugar Lime Blue packs a strong Americana punch with their CD, Move That Earth. Led by sultry vocalist Ashley Beth, the quintet from Lebanon, TN is making strong end roads in the Americana/Roots music scene all across the region.
Ashley is joined by, David Beth on lead guitar, Russ Dean on vocals, Eric Campbell on drums, and John Simpson on steel guitar. Tiffany Daniels, of The Drunken Werewolf commented recently, “The sultry lick of guitar and Ashley Beth’s vocal on the new Sugar Lime Blue track “Move That Earth” will suck you into a world of salty earth, country music and mystifyingly good instrumentation.”
The band draws from three main Americana styles of music including Jazz, Blues and Country, to craft their uniquely catchy sound. Whether you like Classic Rock, Traditional Country, or something in between, you’ll likely find yourself digging the tunes from Sugar Lime Blue, which not only include well thought out originals, but interestingly arranged covers of some of your favorite classics from folks like Otis Redding, Al Green and Bill Withers.
Their jam band style is reminiscent of groups like Little Feat and the Grateful Dead. In 2011 Jessica Drake of the Murfreesboro Pulse wrote, “Sugar Lime Blue has been praised heavily … most often for an authentic, blues-heavy song craft and Ashley Beth’s full-bodied bluesy lilt to match.” Jayson Kohl “The Eggman”, of radio station WSCA said, “Ashley Beth would make Edie Brickell drool, (and) Dave’s guitar licks often resemble the bluesier Clapton or the less-Latin Santana, with a slight possession by the ghost of Jerry Garcia.”
One catchy practice to make note of; the band had been getting together on Sunday afternoons recently to make a “shout out” to a special friend or fan. They jam on a familiar tune by recording it on video, and sending it out to one of their lucky followers. It’s a great way to catch them “unplugged,” up close, and personal.