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WGB Presents: Suga Grits
March 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Suga Grits is a funk, soul & jamband based out of Washington, DC. The band originally formed in 2017 as a trio, but the band has since expanded to reach new heights. Each band member has their own seasoned history in music, from theatre pit crews to weddings to jazz to rock to funk and hip hop. These guys have seen and done it all, and they combine aspects from their diverse backgrounds to create a funk experience that is one of a kind. The band formed under the direction of their leader and founder, Turk Gaines. Since Turk’s passing in September 2018, the band has taken it upon themselves to continue his legacy. Their live performances are expanding into experimental realms, featuring improvisational mastery, funky solo sections and, most of all, a groove that is untouchable.
Today, Suga Grits boasts an array of experiences, including festival performances at Bless The Woods, Gotta Fest, Camp Down, The Nextival, and Front Porch Fest. The band has also rocked concert performances across the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Suga Grits has performed in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Some of the more prestigious venues under their belt include Gypsy Sally’s (DC), Tropicalia (DC), The 8×10 (Baltimore), Martin’s Downtown (Roanoke) and One Stop (Asheville). Suga Grits has been featured on the Eddie Kayne Show on Washington, DC’s WPFW FM 89.3. Suga Grits has released two EPs of original music, Street Funk (Vol. 1-2), and will be releasing Street Funk (Vol. 3) in December 2018.