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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. The band has shared the stage with such luminaries as Emmylou Harris, The Punch Brothers, Jerry Douglas, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Sam Bush, and has opened for The Lil Smokies.

"One of the most exciting young bands to emerge from the contemporary bluegrass scene in recent years." - Chris Eldridge of Punch Brothers

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2019 EP Promo

Sugar and the Mint - Pros and Cons - Raven Sound Studio

Sugar and the Mint - How Far

Sugar and the Mint - Daisy, live in studio

Sugar and the Mint - Dry Land - live in studio

Sugar and the Mint - Born to Run Cover

Sugar and the Mint - North Phoenix

"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).





8/03/2019 Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival
Keystone, CO
8/10/2019 Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff
Flagstaff, AZ
8/31/2019 The Elks Theatre
Prescott, AZ
9/14/2019 Pickin in the Pines
Flagstaff, AZ
10/18/2019 Yavapai College’s Homecoming Block Party
Yavapai College
Prescott, AZ
11/09/2019 Old Town Center for the Arts
Cottonwood, AZ