• Willie Sugarcapps is a bona fide Americana supergroup.
    Hide caption
    Willie Sugarcapps is a bona fide Americana supergroup.
    Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
  • The band grew out of jam sessions in southern Alabama.
    Hide caption
    The band grew out of jam sessions in southern Alabama.
    Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
  • The five distinct musicians teamed up with a Grammy-winning producer/engineer to craft their first album together.
    Hide caption
    The five distinct musicians teamed up with a Grammy-winning producer/engineer to craft their first album together.
    Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
  • Willie Sugarcapps is Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough and Corky Hughes, with the husband-and-wife duo Sugarcane Jane.
    Hide caption
    Willie Sugarcapps is Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough and Corky Hughes, with the husband-and-wife duo Sugarcane Jane.
    Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
  • This is the band's first appearance on Mountain Stage as a complete group.
    Hide caption
    This is the band's first appearance on Mountain Stage as a complete group.
    Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

1 of 5

View slideshow i

Mountain Stage

Willie Sugarcapps On Mountain Stage

Willie Sugarcapps On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/309740912/309742328" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Willie Sugarcapps appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center in Charleston, W.Va.

The band consists of singer-songwriter Grayson Capps, guitarists Will Kimbrough and Corky Hughes, and husband-and-wife duo Sugarcane Jane. What began as a jam session in southern Alabama quickly became something more: The chemistry among the five distinct musicians inspired a repertoire that demanded to be documented, so they recruited Capps' longtime partner, Grammy-winning producer and engineer Trina Shoemaker. The addition helped spawn the band's self-titled debut album.

Many of Willie Sugarcapps' members have played on Mountain Stage separately over the years — including Kimbrough, who appeared with Todd Snider's road band The Nervous Wrecks during his Mountain Stage debut in 1995.

Set List
  • "Willie Sugarcapps"
  • "Energy"
  • "Oh, Colorado"
  • "Poison"
  • "Trouble"
  • "Bring It On Home To Me"
[+] read more[-] less

More From Country

Robbie Fulks. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Robbie Fulks On Mountain Stage

Hear the subversive alt-country singer-songwriter perform live in Lexington, Ky.

Robbie Fulks On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/491078569/491078961" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Margo Price performs at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Adam Kissick for NPR

Newport Folk Festival

Margo Price, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

Hear the country singer blaze through a set that demonstrates she's forging her own path.

Margo Price, Live In Concert

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/488567946/489335199" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Darrell Scott Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Darrell Scott On Mountain Stage

Hear the singer-songwriter pay tribute to his mentor, Guy Clark, live on stage in West Virginia.

Darrell Scott On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/486632753/486639734" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Back To Top