Booking/Management: Logan Bean    
Email: logan@sequoiamusic.net     
Phone: 907-355-6426         


A soul-shaking, infinitely charming band from the far north.

VIDEOS

LISTEN

All Their Many Miles, 2018

Heart-Shaped Leaved released 2014.

Harmonic Toast released 2012.

OUTREACH / COLLABORATION

Anchorage Civic Orchestra - scores have been written for 2 of our songs and can be shared with a local orchestra or high school band.

Momentum Dance Company - dance company choreographed group dances based on 6 of our songs.

School Outreach and workshops - we can work with any age group and engage kids on all topics music related (specific instrument and vocal workshops, touring, harmonizing, blending, music development and writing)

CULINARY EXPERIENCE!

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We have the honor of having a professional nationally acclaimed chef in the band. Carlyle Watt was the first Alaskan to receive a James Beard nomination for “Outstanding Baker” in 2017. We have catered many of our concerts and love bringing together the talents of the band to create a rich experience for the body and soul.

SHORT BIO

Powerful and funky, The Super Saturated Sugar Strings’s take on modern Americana is full of dense, intricate, virtuosic instrumental arrangements and shout-to-the-rafter vocals. Their lush back-beat-americana-meets-chamber-ensemble sound has stirred a large congregation of dedicated fans in Alaska. On their new album, ALL THEIR MANY MILES (released March 23, 2018) they’ve managed to translate not only the high energy stomp and swing of their live shows to the studio, but also to capture some of the magic that brings together Anchorage’s music community. There's an element of carnival sideshow in their sometimes cinematic sound, drenched in strings and horns and bombastic ideas. Nobody does anything small in Alaska, and this Alaskan band delivers a mesmerizing and powerful performance with an energetic charm that makes you want to take them home for dinner.

NOTABLE QUOTES

Throughout All Their Many Miles, the Super Saturated Sugar Strings traverse a wide range of musical territory. Almost a third of the album falls into a progressive pop-vocal category led by Moore’s shining, yet smoky vocals (“Precipice,” Amplified,” “Long Road”). Another third, which features Watt’s gruff, almost Tom Waitsian singing, harkens to traditional folk songs. The rest of the LP includes a range of instrumentals that could fit as well in feature-length film scores (the tension-ridden “Crocodile”), Broadway musicals (the uplifting “Float”), or high-paying television commercials (like the bouncy end to Watt’s vocal song, “Love Cocoon”).

- No Depression

Call it orchestral alternative folk-rock, throw in all the adjectives you want, but really, just go to one of their shows and listen. This is a musicians’ band, where violin, cello, and acoustic bass combine with piano/guitar, drums, and a one-man brass section to bring a vibrant, rich, clear acoustic sound to the stage, and to listeners’ ears.

- Portland Radio Project

"As healthy injections of '20s ragtime jazz mingled with the kind of gothic folk...the crowd, summarily, lost their shit. The SSSS's two albums saddle tight vocal harmonies on a shape-shifting catalog of songs that'll be stuck in your head..." 

- Portland Mercury

"If they must be categorized, let them be called orchestral alternative rock, or foot-stomping symphonics. They’re to be savored and ingested through all the senses like one does with groups like Beirut, Andrew Bird, Pink Martini or Devotchka."

- Anchorage Press

"an emotional and heartfelt journey with a band that clearly wants to take listeners down a sonic rabbit hole. Theatrical, sorrowful, vivid, enchanting."

-Album review by Monolith

PRESS

No Depression: Album Review, All Their Many Miles

Culture Trip Blog:  50 Musician's You Need To Know From Each State

Portland Mercury, Live Performance Review

Anchorage Press - Evolution of Sound

Anchorage Daily News  - Album Review Heart-Shaped Leaves

Anchorage Press Pick Awards:  2013 Best Indie Band // 2014 Best Hippie Band // 2015, 2016, 2017 Best Original Band

RADIO PLAY

 Number 15 on the May 2018 NACC Folk Charts

Number 15 on the May 2018 NACC Folk Charts

Anchorage, AK 90.3 KNBA  //  Homer KBBI  //  Astoria, OR   // Moscow Idaho  // KBOO Portland // Big Cabbage Radio, Palmer, AK

HISTORY

Show Attendance

Most Alaska shows have sold out in venues with capacities of 100-1000 since 2014.

Artists we have shared the stage with

Supported: Devotchka, The Head and the Heart, Shook Twins, SHEL, Joseph, The Deadly Gentlemen, Milky Chance, The Builders and the Butchers, Strand of Oaks

Collaborations: Dango Rose of Elephant Revival, Jeffery Martin, Anna Tivel, Momentum Dance Company, Anchorage Civic Orchestra. 

Festivals (*headline set)

*Salmonfest, Dawson City Music Fest, *Cordova Salmon Jam, *Seldovia Summer Solstice Festival, *Kenai River Festival, *Chickenstock, *Salmonberry Jam Folk Fest, *Seward Music and Arts Fest, *Fairbanks UAF Spring Fest, *Anchorage Folk Fest, Juneau Folk Fest.

States Toured 

Alaska, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah, Canada

AWARDS / SPONSORSHIPS

AKIMI (Alaska Independent Music Initiative) , IM TOUR, WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation), National Endowment for the Arts, ASCA (Alaska State Council for the Arts).