Songwriters, recording artists, musicians, and entertainers … I’ve been talking to them, working around them, and interviewing them all of my life. There are certain characteristics that they all have in common. But once you get past all that, you find the real differences from one artist to the next. Any person with the least bit of talent can carry on a conversation in an interview and manage to be pleasant for half an hour or so. But you figure it out pretty quick, sometimes immediately and sometimes over time, what they are really all about. You see, everybody wants to be a star, most have something to contribute, but it is a rare moment when you come across real professionals that make what I do a pleasure … folks like Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee, the main counterparts of SugarCane Jane.
The Washington Times says, “an album that deserves to be at the top of the critics list.” Vintage Guitar Magazine has written “one of the liveliest, most engaging, Americana CDs your likely to hear this or any year.” Anthony and Savana’s interview on our Podcast Free Range Talent File left me wondering why they had not been on our radar all along.
Anthony has played alongside such greats as Neil Young, Steve Winwood, and Dwight Yoakam, and now, thanks to a worldwide pandemic, two of the nicest and most professional people I have had the pleasure to visit with are spending a lot of time at home with their wonderful family. Like so many others, they are figuring things out.
In case you haven’t picked up on it yet, I genuinely like Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee. Their talented stage performances and inspired music writing are something I will watch for now and in the future. Their latest album, Ruffled Feathers: Songs in the Key of Me is just more of the great music that SugarCane Jane fans have come to expect from this great couple.
I am genuinely excited that the Free Range Texan Podcast has our spotlight centered on SugarCane Jane in Episode 52. It is not to be missed.