Photo by C. Garay

Photo by C. Garay

The Sugar Strings are a soul-shaking, infinitely charming band from the far north. Based in Anchorage, Alaska, the Sugar Strings are Carlyle Watt (vocals, guitar), Theresa Watt (cello), Miriah May (violin), Kat Moore (vocals, keyboard and percussion) and Logan Bean (trumpet). Voted one of Anchorage’s favorite bands in 2012, 2013, and 2014 (Anchorage Press), the Sugar Strings and their sweet and funky foot-stomping tunes have shared the stage with bands such as The Head and the Heart, Devotchka, The Deadly Gentlemen, Shook Twins, and The Builders and The Butchers.


"Theatrical, sorrowful, vivid, and enchanting."  

Evan Phillips -Producer (Monolith Agency) on Heart-Shaped Leaves


 "An oddball blend of gypsy folk and shit-stomping alt-country that offers something for every listener... Harmonic Toast provides a lyrical road trip, which gives it a feeling of inclusiveness and timelessness. Truth be told, it’s a damn solid record, especially suited for drinking with friends or taking a sunny road trip (that preferably ends at a saloon).

Jeri Kopet - Anchorage Press 


"The Sugar Strings have taken folk music’s populism and lack of sophistication and dressed it in that one dry-clean-only shirt in the back of the closet."

Matt Sullivan - ADN Play Blog on Harmonic Toast