Sugar and the Mint
Telluride Band Contest winners, Sugar and the Mint are a vibrant, progressive indie-folk and bluegrass band. Original songs and covers blend a pop music sensibility with the acoustic folk and bluegrass genres, bringing new energy to traditional Americana music in a show that appeals to all ages.
Representation and Touring Formats
Representation: Exclusive – North America
Touring Formats: Quintet
“One of the most exciting young bands to emerge from the contemporary bluegrass scene in recent years.” – Chris Eldridge of Punch Brothers
Sugar and the Mint’s spirited take on folk and bluegrass excites audiences across the country. The band synthesizes genres into a sparkling repertoire of original songs, balancing first-time singalong hooks with robust musicality. Sugar and the Mint’s unique vocal approach features complex, ethereal harmonies supporting accessible melodies. Informed by everything from bluegrass to baroque to current pop and country, the traditional blend of guitar, violins, mandolin and bass instrumentation is anything but standard-fare acoustic music.
In 2017, the band took first place in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest. The Arizona group has since toured coast to coast and recorded two albums: Just Past Midnight (2018) and Grape Flavored (2017). The original music on these records showcases the band’s energy, songwriting artistry, and fresh perspective on folk and bluegrass.
Sugar and the Mint has shared festival bills with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Emmylou Harris, Punch Brothers, Jerry Douglass, Tommy Emmanuel, and the Sam Bush Band and many more. The band’s festival booking history includes Telluride Bluegrass Festival (2018), Ogden Music Festival (2017, 2018), Pagosa Folk and Bluegrass Festival (2018), Rapidgrass Festival (2018), and Pickin’ in the Pines Acoustic Music Festival (2017).
Reinvent The Wheel video from Sugar & The Mint
John Lawless – Bluegrass Today
A music video is also available for the debut single from the project, one called Reinvent The Wheel, written by siblings Johan and Glory Glidden, who play guitar and fiddle, respectively. They are joined by Keenan Hammack on guitar, Matthew Haynes on mandolin, and Cosimo Bohrman. Now college-aged, the members of the group first met as part of a youth music program for high schoolers in Prescott. Now they tour extensively across the western US, winning new fans everywhere they go.
Johan is singing the lead vocal.Take Me With You can be found wherever you stream or download music online.