Danny Newcomb & the Sugarmakers

Hey all, we'll be releasing a couple live videos to people on our mailing list in the next couple weeks -- Pleeeease go to the Contact page and sign in!  Also, were headed through mixing at the end of the month for our new record due out in the fall, Butterfly.  We'll be sending out information for pre-ordering, special perks to our mailing list people and all that.  

Thank you for staying in touch! Danny

All the Way out nationally in december, available on our bandcamp page; we're happy to sign your cd or vinyl.

All the Way out nationally in december, available on our bandcamp page; we're happy to sign your cd or vinyl.

Cold Release!! 

Been some crazy hours at Studio Litho in Seattle, getting the last tracks done -- 14 tracks!! now off to the golden ears of John Goodmanson for the next couple weeks for the final mixing.  The last 3 songs we cut, Burning Brightly, 14 Days and the potential single: Cold Release with Fiia Mcgann singing with me, came out better than I'd hoped and were a little like opening different shaped christmas presents full of things that I had no idea I wanted.  Eric Corson engineered, John Goodmanson stopped by and brought his 1970 les paul that I usually do leads through cause its got some strange juice, and Eric Eagle slayed with Rick Friel playing some lead bass that made the roof shake.  the Sugarmakers always record live in a big room, but Cold Release was recorded at Eric Eagle's small studio, for a more personal sound.  We tracked the entire song and all vocals in a day.

   We'll be announcing our record release date and show in February in a week or so.  You're going to want to get tickets as it is going to be in a special small space, and will sell out quick.  After that we'll be heading down to california for some dates and then hopefully over to europe.  Love, to all of you -- Rick, Eric and Danny

Were planning on our new record release this winter -- #3!! 

Hey All, crazy, crazy with working on new tracks and thinking Im done and then having to touchup a little guitar here, rewrite a verse, but now were down to our last session at Stone's studio Litho in Fremont at the beginning of October, so we'll be starting to make a little noise around the hollidays with a single or two and a video and  a release show (TBA)!!  Its going to be a humdinger of  a record, if I do say myself and I cant wait for it to be out.  But first, we'll be doing another indie campaign for vinyl with some very special perks for people who want to get an uprfront copy and support us.  (I'll be talking about that more in the next few weeks, but it's going to be a super special event AND a copy of the vinyl --)  So stay tuned here, and catch our last few shows: Harvest Festival on Vashon October 13, and then a show with our friends Big Wheel stuntshow in Tacoma at the awesome Jazzbones on December 14th.  November 23 I'll be playing the Last Waltz tribute show to support Northwest harvest at the Neptune Theater.


Love, D

We're playing this sunday at the Greenwood music crawl, 3 pm at the Naked city Brewery -- 

Hey Sugarmakers -- we had a great time with you all at the Tractor show on the 8th!  Sold out crowd and a great feel in the room.  Kim Virant played a great set and so did the Stereo embers with full rock flavor.  A nice line-up!  weve been tossing some mixes back and forth for record number 3 the past couple weeks, with John Goodmanson tweaking some keyboard sounds and us getting ready to record the last 2 songs on the 1st and 2nd of October...  I'm thinking we'll start releasing a couple singles by November and then drop the whole enchilada in January.  Videos with singles seem to be a good way to get a hold of some peoples' attention, besides, we haven't really dived into the visuals as much as we could, and we have some talented friends who I think will have some good ideas for the new songs.

    On Sunday were playing at the Greenwood music crawl, our first time there, and I'm looking forward to meeting some new faces and having a good time.  We played one of the new songs off the upcoming record, Butterfly, and it felt great, so we'll be loading that up for sunday.  Come if you can, bring a friend for some great live music!


cheers, D and co.

Tractor tavern with stereo embers and kim virant this thursday! 

We're having a little Hockeytalkter gathering at the Tractor between the two PJ home shows this week, all of us have releases on Mike McCready's Hockeytalkter label.  Going to be a really fun show and good way to celebrate the label!  Half the tickets are already sold, so if you're planning on coming, you can buy tickets in advance via Tractor's website--

Upcoming shows -- and thanks for a rocking night at the Royal Room! 

thanks to everyone that came out to the Royal Room -- great to have people who know the songs in the front singing!  Rick, Joel and I had a great time! We're looking forward to the next few summer shows we have -- August we're playing at Seafair on the 5th in Seward park.  Then doing a Hockeytalkter show at the Tractor with Kim Virant and the Stereo Embers on the 8th.  We're playing the Kirkland Summer fest Sunday august 12th at 3;30.  We'd love to see you if you can make it for any of these!

    Busy few weeks for us as were going into the studio to get the last 2 songs for record #3 down.  We have 10 songs already that I love, but this will give us a couple alternates, fodder for singles and B-sides,  Best record yet!  Been co-producing with Eric Corson (long winters) and John Goodmanson, my favorite mixer is behind the board on this one, and he was on Masterwish as well.  It's a little more present since we recorded all the basics in 2 days, but have taken my time getting the vocals and guitar overdubs the way I want.  I want to have it out in October/November, and am debating doing a presale for this record in september -- we'll see how things shape up.  Cheers, and thank you for listening -- Danny, Rick, and Joel.

We'll be starting some shows next month 

Hey all, just finishing up vocals on some new songs:  Brightest Light, American, Dig, to name a few, with Eric Corson at the board in his capacious west seattle studio.  John Goodmanson is slated to start mixing in a couple weeks and that's going to be awesome to hear his work on this new LP which I consider to heading towards the best we've done--


We have Joel Trueblood starting with us on drums next month -- he drummed and toured with Neko Case back in the day and has been awesome to jam with on the first two records.  Start working in some of the new songs this month, and have a couple for our shows in may.  So, come check out the new guy -- 


love, D

New songs and late nights... 

Just spent a few days at Studio Litho with Eric Corson at the board, and John Goodmanson hassling us a little as well.  One of the best sessions we've had since the band started -- the new material has some outer reaches of Rock n Roll, some Pop, some alt- country love and some acoustic.  It's going to be a beautiful record after I finish vocals and guitars next month.  Hope to have it out in the Fall if the vinyl gods are willing.....

Release show on Vashon 

Hey all -- we had a great time at the show last night!  It was a little relaxed in a good way, some extended jams, a quiet version of Complications, Ian Moore guesting some guitar on Masterwish, and we even played a new tune I wrote last week.  It was a way to say thank you to our people and a chance to release King Of Nothing, our new single out now on Hockeytalkter.  It is available through Pearl Jam online and a few seattle independent record stores.  Great to see you all last night, Cheers!

King of Nothing 7" on Hockeytalkter records, out 1/12/18 at Easy Street records 

2018!!  Our first show of the year, and we're going to be celebrating the release of our new single on Hockeytalkter records.  King of Nothing is the A side and Puzzle is the B -- we're going to be partnering with Easy Street Records on our show on the 19th.  we're playing a tiny bar, my favorite on the Island, called home sweet home, and its going to be a seriously intimate show.  If you buy a single at Easy Street you have bought a ticket for admission to the show, that simple.

    So, it's an island.  You have to take a boat, but hey -- that's part of the fun.  we start at 8, so there's plenty of time.  It'll be a unique evening with some lead bass!


thanks to Mr. McCready for putting another feather in our cap and playing such a great solo on King of Nothing!

Danny Newcomb in Pacific NW Magazine

January 28, 2016
Video interview with the Seattle Times - Pacific NW Magazine

Read the Article in Pacific NW Magazine

Danny Newcomb on King 5 TV

January 21, 2016
Interview with Margaret Larson on New Day Northwest / King 5

Danny Newcomb on King 5 TV

January 21, 2016
Danny Newcomb and his band "Sugarmakers" perform their new track "One Wish"

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Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers, and the big wheel stunt show

jazzbones, tacoma

Were excited to be playing with our friends Big Wheel Stunt show in Tacoma! Jazzbones -- come out!