• The Sugar Prophets Bring on the Sweet Stuff at Alto Vineyards Springfest 2012

    April 13, 2012
    Contact: Julie A. Harvey, Marketing Director                                         
    Phone: 618.893.4898
    Email: Julie@altovineyards.net
    Date: April 13, 2012                                                                                 

    The Sugar Prophets Bring on the Sweet Stuff
    Alto Vineyards Springfest 2012

    Alto Pass, IL– Everyone will be yelling, “More sugar please!” after they get a taste of the 2011 International Blues Challenge Finalist, The Sugar Prophets. The Blues sensations from Champaign will premier their sweet sound in Southern Illinois on May 12th, headlining Springfest 2012 at Alto Vineyards.

    The Sugar Prophets are an interesting fusion of backgrounds and talent that have seemingly merged together in the right time, place, and groove. Fiery singer and harp ace Josh Spence combine with veteran guitar slingers A.J “Apple Jack” Williams and Joe Asselin (formerly of the Kilborn Alley Blues Band), along with a groovin’ rhythm section of Kevin Wilson and Aaron "A-Train" Wilson to create their own sweet sound of the Blues!

    The Sugar Prophets' debut CD, released Jan. 2011, hit high ranks on the Roots Music Reports Blues Radio Charts and Living Blues Charts. The band's raw, intense energy and blue collar lyrics are both danceable and deep. Their self-titled release was nominated for a 2012 Blues Blast Award in the category of Best New Artist Debut Recording. With their long-standing talent, passion, relatable lyrics, and a sound chock full of groove and grit, TSP garner new fans and devoted followers wherever they play.

    This year’s Springfest also introduces local Blues wonder, 14-year-old, Nathan Gill and Mr. Swamp Fox. Gill is known to play with some of the best, including Buddy Guy. This group of young Blues talent will take the stage at noon. Mid-day, Gillian Prepejchal and Vault Denim will showcase a new spring line for the entire family. Prepejchal’s collection is sure to add a fresh style to the 2012 season.

    Great Boars of Fire will offer some of the areas best BBQ, and as always, this is a pet-friendly event.

    Alto Vineyards’ Springfest 2012 begins at noon until 6 pm. For more information about more events at Alto Vineyards, visit www.altovineyards.net.