Infectious duo Sugar and The Hi-Lows to release Johnny Cash Sessions’

By on July 14, 2014

Sugar aand the Hi Lows

Infectious duo, Sugar + The Hi-Lows (Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup) have sweet new music for fans. The band recently joined forces with the Nashville Ballet for Attitude, an innovative choreographed show where they performed along to Johnny Cash songs. As a result of the overwhelming response from the ballet, Sugar + The Hi-Lows are releasing the live recordings in the seven-track release, Wild Desire (Johnny Cash Live Sessions) available July 22. The songs were recorded live in the studio and tracked, all in less than three days. Wild Desire (Johnny Cash Life Sessions) includes Cash favorites such as “God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” “Hurt” and “I Walk The Line.”

In an interview with USA Today, Stroup recalls, “I remember hearing a story that June Carter Cash wrote ‘Ring of Fire’ and was either playing it or performing it for Johnny Cash. He had a dream and he heard mariachi horns, then he recorded his version. For this song, we wanted to go back to how June wrote it, just as a simple love song and bring out the melodic side of things. Take it back to how it was written.” See the whole article here.

On July 25, Sugar + The Hi-Lows are among the selected artists to perform in the BBC Four documentary for Elvis Presley. The duo recorded the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s song, “I Got A Woman” as part of his 60th Anniversary Recordings at Sun Studio. The special comes after a month-long feature on BBC Radio – “That’s All Right: 60 Years On” hosted by actor and musician Sam Palladio (Nashville).  The session was recorded live from Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn.

Sugar + The Hi-Lows just wrapped up a national tour with Ingrid Michaelson on her “Lights Out Tour.The tour included sold out shows in Washington DC, New York, Boston and Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. On September 6, Sugar + the Hi-Lows will perform at Lightning 100’s “Live On The Green” along with Jake Bugg, LP, Phin, The Lone Bellow and Ingrid Michaelson.


Comprised by singer-songwriters Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup comes the effervescent chemistry of Sugar + The Hi-Lows. Formed together in 2012, the rootsy, vintage duo seized the spotlight with their self-titled debut record which has garnered praises from USA Today, Marie Claire to Huffington Post and more. Sugar + The Hi-Lows combines the artistry showcased in Dabbs and Stroup’s solo careers – with a resume that boasts over 100 TV placements between the two. As Sugar + The Hi-Lows, their music has been featured on TV shows such as Pretty Little Liars, Nashville and Grey’s Anatomy. They recently wrapped up touring with indie-pop artist, Ingrid Michaelson on her cross country “Lights Out Tour.” Sugar + The Hi-Lows are currently working on new music for their forthcoming album, set for release next year.

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.